5/24/2013

Deciding it is time to stop aggressive care to prolong a patient's life and counseling families about that option can be more difficult for pediatricians than for other specialists because they have a "never relinquished hope" that they can make a difference, pediatric palliative physician Dr. Emily Riegel writes. Physicians benefit from training, guidelines and support to help them address end-of-life situations involving children, she writes.

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