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Anything for my child : making impossible decisions for medically complex children

ISBN: 9781805010272
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Origin: GB
Release Date: December, 2023

Book Details

Every parent wants the same thing. A happy, healthy child who will enjoy a fulfilling life. But what happens when things don’t go according to plan? What happens when parents have to become advocates for their child’s healthcare needs? Who decides what is in a child’s ‘best interests’? Stephanie Nimmo faced these questions first-hand when her daughter, Daisy, was diagnosed with a life-limiting condition as a baby. Seen through the lens of Stephanie’s own experiences, this sensitive book delves into the complex world of medical ethics and paediatric palliative care. From recognising tipping points to the importance of building relationships with palliative care teams well before crisis, this book explores how medical professionals can better support families throughout their child’s care. Interviews with clinicians and snapshots from the lives of patients’ families provide insight into the realities of life on both sides of the hospital bed. Compassionate explanations of the conflicting pressures in the hospital system foster understanding and help medical professionals and families work together.