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Hospice Care for Children

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 09 July 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:136
  1. Roger Burne

    Ed Ann Armstrong-Dailey, Sarah Zarbock Goltzer Oxford University Press, pounds sterling 30, pp 294 ISBN 0-19-507312-6

    Hospice care for children has developed rapidly over the past decade. As hospice care for adults has matured and become more widely available it is not surprising that similar ideas have been applied to the care of children with life threatening and terminal illnesses. In the United Kingdom this development has resulted in the opening of six hospice units providing respite and terminal care to children with a wide range of diagnoses.

    Hospice Care for Children offers an account of the parallel developments in the United States in a series of essays from varied …

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