• AAP publishes guidance for pediatric end-of-life care

    10 days ago - By Healio

    The AAP published guidelines for pediatric end-of-life care, including recommendations for communicating with families and for planning advance care.
    The guidelines are in a clinical report authored by Jennifer S. Linebarger, MD, MPH, FAAP, Victoria Johnson, DO, FAAP, and Renee D. Boss, MD, MHS, FAAP, of the AAP's Section on Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
    “Some children and adolescents die unexpectedly and suddenly, and others die after years of serious illness,” they wrote. “Early advance care planning is beneficial, and the final days and weeks of life offer
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