Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: John L. Zeller, MD, PhD, Contributing Editor.
David Bearison's book When Treatment Fails: How Medicine Cares for Dying Children is a fitting and timely response to the Institute of Medicine's urgent call for work devoted to pediatric palliative care.1 The book offers a remarkable treasure trove of lived experiences of clinicians from which novice and seasoned clinicians may learn and deepen their insight about end-of-life care of children.
Meyer EC. When Treatment Fails: How Medicine Cares for Dying Children. JAMA. 2007;298(19):2313-2318. doi:10.1001/jama.298.19.2313