Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care
Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care is a service for children living with medical conditions which may be serious, complex, chronic, or filled with uncertainty. The Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care team focuses on improving quality of life for both the child and the family through a goal-focused plan of care.
We are here to:
- Learn what matters most to your family regarding the care of your child to help you form goals of care
- Support your child and family at any point along your journey
- Work with you and your child to make health care choices
- Prevent, manage, and ease pain and other symptoms with medicine and integrative medicine options, such as acupressure and aromatherapy.
We will be available to:
- See your child during inpatient stays and/or clinic appointments
- Provide ongoing care alongside your child's medical team(s) throughout the course of illness
Perinatal Palliative Care
Perinatal Palliative Care is a service to offer support to a family who has learned their unborn baby has a medical condition. We offer support at the time of a prenatal diagnosis or any time during the rest of pregnancy.
Our purpose and goals are to:
- Prevent or ease suffering for the baby and family before, during, and after birth
- Give a sense of well-being and peace of mind
- Learn what parents feel is most important for their baby
- Help with making a care plan that supports parents’ wishes
We can also give support after birth through our Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care Program as needed.
Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care Specialists
Our team looks at all aspects that make your child and family unique. Each team member is an expert to focus on your child’s well-being.
Works with the family to define goals of care and to help with decision-making.
Coordinates care between health care teams that take care of your child.
Gives emotional support for you and your child.
Child life specialist
Gives emotional support for family members.
Spiritual services (chaplain)
Helps create an environment for prayer and spirituality.
Allows children to express feelings and be a part of family interaction.