Analyses | Medicine and healthcare | 2020-08-24 | Sing Tao

Integrating palliative care for children into community



It is always a prolonged fight for children with serious illnesses and their families. Palliative care that helps alleviate physical and mental suffering of seriously ill children can improve their quality of life and fulfil their wishes of going home. Apart from paediatric palliative care teams in hospitals, primary healthcare service providers in the community can also play a role in satisfying home-based healthcare needs of these children.

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