Specialized home palliative care for adults and children: differences and similarities.

  title={Specialized home palliative care for adults and children: differences and similarities.},
  author={Gesa Groh and Berend Feddersen and Monika M Fuehrer and Gian Domenico Borasio},
  journal={Journal of palliative medicine},
  volume={17 7},
OBJECTIVE To compare the provision of specialized home palliative care (SHPC) by the adult and pediatric SHPC teams at the Munich University Hospital. METHODS All patients treated by one of the SHPC teams and their primary caregivers were eligible for the prospective nonrandomized survey. We analyzed the demographics, the underlying diseases, duration and impact of SHPC on symptom control and quality of life (QOL) as well as the caregivers' burden and QOL. RESULTS Between April 2011 and… CONTINUE READING
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