Pediatric Palliative Care is a service for children with a serious illness. It is also for children who struggle with pain or other symptoms. Our team understands the whole family is affected when a child is ill or in pain.
We are here to:
- Offer care and support at any stage of illness
- Help manage, prevent, and ease pain and suffering
- Focus on quality of life
- Help the child, family, and health care teams communicate
- Help families use information as they make health care choices for their child
We want to learn what matters to your family and help you form goals of care for your child.
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.
Offers an outlet for emotional expression.