Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences


Palliative care is a specialized medical care focused to provide treatment to the patients with life-threatening illness and to the families in order to fulfil the needs of physical, psychosocial and spiritual dimensions. The main aim of palliative care is to relieve the patients with terminal illness from sufferings. In paediatric palliative care, mostly parents are involved as care givers. The children and parents are expected to get health benefits from the palliative team. The palliative care team must identify the needs of patients and families for successful improvement in their quality of life. This article aims at reflecting the care and the issues on the care of a child with terminal illness.

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