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The role of the physiotherapist in the treatment of the terminally ill or dying child

M. Goodman
South African Journal of Physiotherapy | Vol 37, No 3 | a943 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajp.v37i3.943 | © 2018 M. Goodman | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 05 October 2018 | Published: 30 September 1981

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M. Goodman, Johannesburg Hospital, University of South Africa (UNISA)., South Africa

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Abstract

The role of the physiotherapist in the treatment of the dying child is twofold: Firstly, treatment is directed towards developing the child to full potential, maintaining function, preventing deformities and relieving pain and discomfort. Secondly, she has a role in supporting the parents and family. The need for a domiciliary physiotherapist is indicated.


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