Symptom Control

Basic Symptom Control in Paediatric Palliative Care aims to provide doctors and nursing staff with an ‘all in one’ reference tool for symptom management and children’s palliative care medicines.

It’s been designed to provide both practical support and hands on clinical information in the acute setting. Basic Symptom Control in Paediatric Palliative Care, now in its eighth edition, includes new chapters on ethics and law in children’s palliative and HIV and AIDS, as well as major updates on ventilation and neurology.

For the first time ever it also includes a comprehensive prescribing formulary to support those prescribing in children’s palliative medicine.

Caring for babies, children and young people who have a terminal or life-threatening health condition can be very daunting for GPs and paediatricians. Many GPs may only care for one or two children with life-limiting conditions in their entire working life. Basic Symptom Control in Paediatric Palliative Carehas been designed to address some of the fears and challenges that these professionals may face.

Basic Symptom Control in Paediatric Palliative Care
has been developed and edited by Dr Satbir Singh Jassal, GP and Medical Director at Rainbows Children’s Hospice, with contributions and peer reviews from 30 leading paediatric and palliative care specialists.

The resource has been published by ACT and is funded by the Department of Health. Basic Symptom Control in Paediatric Palliative Care is available to download on the link below.

View the Paediatric Palliative Care Symptom Control Manual

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