by SIOP Working Committee on Psychosocial Issues in Pediatric Oncology, 1999

These guidelines refer to two time periods in the final phase of life for the child dying of cancer. The first is the period when treatment is judged as no longer effective and the difficult group decision must be made to move from the curative to the palliative phase of care. The second is the period from the beginning of palliative care to the death of the child.

Here you find the “Guidelines for assistance to terminally ill children with cancer“.