NICE guideline for end of life care for infants, children and young people with life-limiting condit
The final guideline for end of life care for infants, children and young people with life-limiting conditions has been published by NICE.
Physical contact such as touch, holding or massage are included in paragraph 1.3.25 as follows:
1.3.25 Think about non-pharmacological interventions for pain management, such as:
- changes that may help them to relax, for example:
o environmental adjustments (for example reducing noise)
o physical contact such as touch, holding or massage
Spiritual support is also referred to throughout the guideline.
You can see the full NICE guideline here: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/NG61/chapter/recommendations