Paediatric palliative care in the UK: past, present and future

Price, Jayne; McNeilly, Patricia; McFarlane, Marisa
March 2005
International Journal of Palliative Nursing;Mar2005, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p124
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the on the development of paediatric palliative care in Great Britain, briefly explore some of the challenges inherent within this field of practice and consider the way ahead in paediatric palliative nursing. The speciality of children's palliative care has developed historically from the hospice movement and their unique philosophy of caring. By the early 1980's there were over 60 hospice-type services in Great Britain providing quality care for adults who were dying. Great Britain is widely recognized as leading the development of children's hospice care as a speciality in its own right.


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