Palliative care for a child: Role of a primary care doctor

Chai Eng Tan, R. M. Radzniwan, Khairani Omar, H. Ednin

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Abstract

A 7-year-old boy with a diagnosis of advanced medulloblastoma refractory to treatment was discharged from hospital for further palliative care at home. During this short and eventful period, the child developed spinal cord compression with progressive weakness of upper and lower limbs, neck pain, faecal and urinary incontinence. This case highlights the important roles of a primary care doctor in the provision of palliative care for a child in the community.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6
Number of pages1
JournalMalaysian Family Physician
Volume6
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Palliative Care
Primary Health Care
Fecal Incontinence
Spinal Cord Compression
Medulloblastoma
Neck Pain
Urinary Incontinence
Lower Extremity
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Paediatric
  • Palliative care
  • Primary health care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Family Practice
  • Community and Home Care

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Tan, C. E., Radzniwan, R. M., Omar, K., & Ednin, H. (2011). Palliative care for a child: Role of a primary care doctor. Malaysian Family Physician, 6(1), 6.

Palliative care for a child : Role of a primary care doctor. / Tan, Chai Eng; Radzniwan, R. M.; Omar, Khairani; Ednin, H.

In: Malaysian Family Physician, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2011, p. 6.

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Tan, CE, Radzniwan, RM, Omar, K & Ednin, H 2011, 'Palliative care for a child: Role of a primary care doctor', Malaysian Family Physician, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 6.
Tan, Chai Eng ; Radzniwan, R. M. ; Omar, Khairani ; Ednin, H. / Palliative care for a child : Role of a primary care doctor. In: Malaysian Family Physician. 2011 ; Vol. 6, No. 1. pp. 6.
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