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Pediatric Palliative Care in the Intensive Care Unit

  • Stephen Liben
Part of the Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain in Neonates and Children book series (AICPNC)


Despite the advances in pediatric intensive care technology and the uncontested desire to have every child survive into adulthood, the fact remains that some children die and, in wealthier countries, many do so in the setting of an intensive care unit (ICU). Should all deaths in the pediatric ICU (PICU) be seen as failures and all children who survive, irrespective of the degree of suffering and debilitated outcome, be seen as successes?


Intensive Care Unit Palliative Care Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Bereave Family Pediatric Palliative Care 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen Liben
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  1. 1.Palliative Care ProgramMontreal Children’s HospitalMontrealCanada

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