Children's Palliative Care in Africa

Children's Palliative Care in Africa

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Children's palliative care has developed rapidly as a discipline, as health care professionals recognise that the principles of adult palliative care may not always be applicable to children at the end of life. The unique needs of dying children are particularly evident across Africa, where the scale of the problem is overwhelming and the figures so enormous that they are barely comprehensible. Written by a group with wide experience of caring for dying childrenin Africa, this book provides practical, realistic guidance on improving access to, and delivery of, palliative care in this demanding setting. It looks at the themes common to palliative care - including communication, assessment, symptom management, psychosocial issues, ethical dilemmas, end of lifecare, and tips for the professional on compassion and conservation of energy - but always retains the focus on the particular needs of the health care professional in Africa. Whilst containing some theory, the emphasis is on practical action throughout. It will provide health care professonals working in Africa, and other resource-poor settings, with the confidence, knowledge, and capacity to improve care for the terminally ill child in constrained and demanding environments.This part of the room will have old clothes, dress-up clothes, old shoes and hats for the children to use for dressing up for ... a dolla#39;s house, dolla#39;s furniture a—‡ a long mirror securely attached to a wall to look at themselves when they dress up. ... Provide glue and paper to stick the boxes and cartons together to make things.

Title:Children's Palliative Care in Africa
Author:Justin Amery
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 2009


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