Palliative care is special medical care for people with serious illnesses. Pediatric palliative care is focused on helping patients manage the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness — whatever the diagnosis.
The goal is to improve quality of life for patients and families. Palliative care is provided by a team of doctors, nurses, and other specialists who work with the patient’s other doctors to provide an extra layer of support. Palliative care can be started at any age and at any stage in a serious illness, and can be given at the same time as other treatments.
The pediatric palliative care team provides support through:
We serve children with complex medical conditions including:
At University Hospital, our palliative care services are committed to to giving children with complex medical needs the highest quality of life possible. Some of our services include: