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Primary care guide: Palliative care for children with cancer

As a general practitioner or other primary care provider, you rarely have to deal with a child who is about to die. It is therefore understandable that in such a situation you may not immediately know how to act and what the parents and the child expect of you.

Guiding a family in this phase also has a huge impact on you. At the same time, it is valuable to contribute to the fact that a child can die at home, in its own safe and familiar environment.

The content of this brochure is based on the experiences of many parents whose child has died and professionals who have assisted them. Based on these experiences, we offer a guideline for palliative care for children with cancer. This not only requires care and attention for the terminally ill child, but also for parents and any brothers and sisters.

Order the manual here .