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Cook Children's Palliative Care program focuses on relieving physical, emotional and psychosocial suffering, while enhancing the quality of life for our patients.

Your palliative care team:

  • Facilitates collaboration, coordination and continuity of care.
  • Provides guidance in communicating time-intensive information and difficult conversations.
  • Assists with care conferences and family meetings.
  • Supports children and families who are making difficult treatment decisions.
  • Helps children and families establish goals of care based on their values, beliefs, preferences, framework of meaning, etc.
  • Supports the primary care team with managing distressing symptoms.

Additionally, the Palliative Care team encourages early involvement (i.e., near the time of diagnosis), so that they can begin working in conjunction with a patient's curative and/or life-prolonging treatments.

Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
Katie Lawrence
Sandra Parker

We're here to help.

If your child has been recommended to us, you probably have lots of questions. We can help. If you would like to schedule an appointment, refer a patient or speak to our staff, please call our offices at 682-885-1116.