Launch of Vision of Hope: Integration of palliative care in chronic pediatric disease

“Young people living with chronic diseases routinely confront challenges that benefit greatly from an expanded repertoire of ethically grounded palliative care practices…”

Scholars from the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics launch a curriculum for training diverse healthcare workers to apply palliative care principles to pediatric patients suffering from sickle cell disease and Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Palliative care is traditionally focused on care for the terminally ill, but scholars at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics are aiming to change that by bringing the principles and comfort of palliative care to pediatric patients suffering from chronic illness.  A curriculum launching November 10 will guide healthcare workers in integrating the principles and practices of pediatric palliative care into their long-term care regimen…read more

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