Analgesics and Adjunctive Therapies in Pediatric Palliative Care

A Review of the Recent Literature

Marcia L. Buck, PharmD, FCCP, FPPAG


Pediatr Pharm. 2016;22(5) 

In This Article

Abstract and Introduction


Appropriate use of medications to reduce pain and discomfort is an important component of pediatric palliative care. Growing interest in expanding the availability of palliative care and hospice services for children has led to a significant increase in the literature in this area.[1,2] Included in these papers are a number of articles describing the current state of medication use in pediatric palliative care, as well as new alternatives for providing sedation and analgesia and new methods of preventing or minimizing adverse drug effects.