Interfacing with Palliative and End-of-Life Care and Ethical Decisions

  • Anna C. Muriel
  • Chase Samsel
  • Maryland PaoEmail author


The Pediatric psychosomatic medicine is increasingly in the role of collaboration with pediatric palliative care teams. Child psychiatrists bring unique and complementary expertise about a child’s cognitive, emotional and physical development in the context of serious medical illness, especially when there is psychiatric and medical co-morbidity. Through case examples, this chapter offers guidance about improving targeted treatment, quality of life, and outcomes for dying youth and their families.


Palliative medicine Hospice care Ethics Medical Pediatrics Medicine Psychosomatic Child psychiatry 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children’s HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.National Institute of Mental Health, NIHBethesdaUSA

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