Training Community-Based Pediatricians in Palliative Care

May 05, 2014

Rick Goldstein, MD

State requirements that physicians be trained in end-of-life care and pain management present a powerful opportunity to capitalize on this strength and integrate the primary care pediatrician into the team caring for seriously ill children, Rick Goldstein, MD, writes in The Forum, the newsletter of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The need is great, he writes. More children are living longer with conditions that previously were fatal at young ages.

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