Pain and Palliative care
Pain & Palliative Care
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Children with complex chronic conditions, who often survive near-death crises followed by the need for rehabilitative and life-prolonging treatments, are best served by a system that is flexible and responsive to changing needs. We as a person or a group can work together in creating a system that provide palliative care for those children who live with a significant possibility of death before adulthood.
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Conditions Appropriate for Palliative Care
CONDITIONS FOR WHICH CURATIVE TREATMENT IS POSSIBLE BUT MAY NOT SUCCEED
Advanced or progressive cancer or cancer with a poor prognosis
Complex and severe congenital or acquired heart disease
PROGRESSIVE CONDITIONS FOR WHICH THERE IS NO
CURATIVE OPTION AND IN WHICH TREATMENT IS ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY PALLIATIVE AFTER DIAGNOSIS
CONDITIONS INVOLVING SEVERE, NON PROGRESSIVE DISABILITY, CAUSING EXTREME VULNERABILITY TO HEALTH COMPLICATIONS
CONDITIONS FOR WHICH THERE IS INTENSIVE LONG-TERM TREATMENT AIMED AT PROLONGING LIFE AND MAINTAINING QUALITY OF LIFE BUT PREMATURE DEATH IS STILL POSSIBLE
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Dr. Rakesh Sharma Prof Pediatrics IGMC Shimla, is a pioneer and visionary in the field of in Pain and palliative care education in India.