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There's a lot of confusion about what palliative care is ... and isn't. To help families understand how palliative care can enhance your child's care and relieve some of the daily stresses for your family, we've answered the answered the questions we're most often asked about palliative care.
Pediatric palliative care (pronounced pal-lee-uh-tiv) is patient and family-centered care that optimizes quality of life by helping to ease the symptoms, discomfort and stress of serious illness for your child and family. It's provided by a team of Palliative Care doctors, nurses, social workers and others who work together with your child's other doctors to provide an extra layer of support.
Palliative care may be right for you and your family if your child has a serious illness or chronic condition. Cook Children's Palliative Care team helps children who have complex, chronic or potentially life-threatening conditions.
Pediatric palliative care focuses on the whole child and how your child's medical condition and treatment affects the entire family. Our goal is to help improve quality of life for your child and family.
Our Palliative Care team can:
No, the Palliative Care team provides an extra layer of support and works in partnership with your child's other doctors.
Yes, absolutely. Palliative care can be provided along with curative and life-prolonging treatment, or as a main focus.
The Palliative Care team will spend time listening and talking with you and your family. We will make sure you completely understand all of your child's treatment options. By deeply exploring your personal goals, the Palliative Care team will help you match the treatment options to your goals. We will also help make sure that your child's doctors work together and understand what you want for your child. This gives you more control over your child's care.
Palliative care is appropriate for all ages (from birth to young adult) and at any stage of a serious illness. But we recommend requesting palliative care early in your child's illness. You can ask your child's doctor about scheduling a palliative care consultation.
If your child is living with a complex, chronic, or life threatening illness, we can help. If you would like to schedule an appointment or refer a patient to our staff, please call our offices at 682-885-1116.