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Children 2018, 5(6), 75; https://doi.org/10.3390/children5060075

Integrative Approaches in Pediatric Palliative Care

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Department of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
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Department of Pediatrics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
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Department of Pain Medicine, Palliative Care and Integrative Medicine, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55404, USA
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Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
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Received: 16 April 2018 / Revised: 22 May 2018 / Accepted: 5 June 2018 / Published: 13 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Pediatric Palliative Care)
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Abstract

Pediatric palliative care is a field which focuses on caring for and treating the symptoms and distress typically associated with life-limiting illness. Integrative medicine is supported by evidence and aims to heal the whole person, including all aspects of one’s lifestyle. Therapies offered by integrative medicine often empower patients and families, allowing for a sense of control. This review addresses the merging of integrative medicine philosophy and modalities with the care given to children with life-limiting illness. We review an introduction to integrative medicine, trends in its incorporation in the healthcare setting, application to patients receiving palliative care and the management of specific symptoms. A case study is offered to illustrate these principles. View Full-Text
Keywords: pediatrics; palliative care; integrative medicine; symptom management; mind-body medicine; pain management; acupuncture; yoga pediatrics; palliative care; integrative medicine; symptom management; mind-body medicine; pain management; acupuncture; yoga
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Shafto, K.; Gouda, S.; Catrine, K.; Brown, M.L. Integrative Approaches in Pediatric Palliative Care. Children 2018, 5, 75.

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