"Palliative care is end-of-life care": Palliative care
includes but is not limited to caring for children and families at
the end of life.
"Palliative care is doing nothing": Even when the
underlying condition can not be cured, sophisticated medical
technology can be used to control symptoms and improve a child's
quality of life. Palliative care is a very active approach to
symptom management and family support.
"Palliative care starts when curative treatment stops":
Elements of palliative care and curative treatment can be combined.
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