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HIV practitioner understanding and implementation of paediatric palliative care in Southern Africa and Nigeria: Observations from the frontline 2017-08-08T13:28:28+00:00

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HIV practitioner understanding and implementation of paediatric palliative care in Southern Africa and Nigeria: Observations from the frontline

As antiretroviral access expands in sub-Saharan Africa, HIV has become a chronic disease requiring long-term palliative care. Paediatric palliative care remains poorly developed on the African continent despite its importance to providing holistic HIV services to children living with the disease. In order to progress the expansion of these services in the high-burden Southern African sub-region and Nigeria, this study aimed to determine what local healthcare practitioners understand paediatric palliative care to be, to establish and describe the associated services they routinely provide, as well as map paediatric palliative care models of best practice in sub-Saharan Africa.

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