Palliative Care in Adolescents and Young Adults with Special Healthcare Needs

  • Jill Ann Jarrell
  • Ellen Roy Elias
  • Tammy I. Kang


Many adolescents and young adults with special healthcare needs (AYASHCN) could benefit from palliative care. The purpose of this chapter is to introduce the basic tenants of palliative care, discuss its utility in AYASHCN in transition, and provide case examples and resources for palliative care in AYASHCN.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jill Ann Jarrell
    • 1
  • Ellen Roy Elias
    • 2
  • Tammy I. Kang
    • 1
  1. 1.Section of Pediatric Palliative CareDepartment of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital, Pavilion for WomenHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Departments of Pediatrics and GeneticsUniversity of Colorado School of Medicine, Special Care Clinic, Children’s Hospital ColoradoAuroraUSA

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