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Palliative and Hospice Care for Dying Children

Clip: Season 5 | 8m 38s

A new report from the Institute of Medicine, which advises the government on health policy, calls on the U.S. to do far more than is now being done to relieve the suffering of dying children and their families. Doctors and families face a dilemma in trying to choose between painful treatment that is unlikely to work and palliative care to make possible a so-called "good death."

Aired: 09/06/01

Rating: NR

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