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Research in Pediatrics & Neonatology

Pediatric Palliative Care? Where Are We?

  • Open or Close Irina Suley Tirado Pérez1* and Andrea Carolina Zárate Vergara2

    1 Medical Epidemiologist, Master Pediatric Palliative Care, Graduate Student Pediatric Intensive Care, University of Santander, Colombia

    2 Medical Epidemiologist, Graduate Student Pediatric Intensive Care, University of Santander, Colombia

    *Corresponding author: Irina Suley Tirado Pérez, Medical Epidemiologist, Master Pediatric Palliative Care, Graduate Student Pediatric Intensive Care, University of Santander, Colombia

Submission: August 10, 2018; Published: August 17, 2018

ISSN : 2576-9200
Volume2 Issue5

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The death of children always generates impact in the family and society. In all cultures and peoples is considered unnatural children to die since they represent the promise of the life and the future, so these losses are of great impact. Pediatric palliative care offered, before the imminence of death, a great choice of comprehensive care for children and parents facing this difficult situation. Traditionally treated patients have progressive, incurable, degenerative diseases and that significantly affect their quality of life. The classic example is that of children with cancer have not been able to be cured, or neurological diseases, congenital malformations, severe or lethal genetic syndromes; but it is not an absolute location, because there sick with suffering acute, as in the case of fulminant sepsis, head injury, fulminant hepatitis, among others, all of them catastrophic, that placed the child in the irreversible line of the diseases [1,2].

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