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Challenges In The Emerging Field Of Pediatric Palliative Care - featured November 17, 2011

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[Source: Medical News Today]

When children are facing a life-threatening illness, bringing in palliative medicine specialists can help both the child and family improve the child's quality of life, for however long he or she lives.

Over the past decade, pediatric palliative care has emerged as a recognized medical specialty, including a subspecialty certification from the American Board of Medical Specialties and a certification from the Joint Commission for hospital palliative care programs.

In a two-hour seminar on Oct. 15 at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference & Exhibition in Boston, experts discussed current challenges in this growing field, including building partnerships between hospitals, pediatricians and hospice services, and how to improve funding to promote better quality of care.

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