Hospice and Palliative Care
The Palliative Care Program at Children's Health℠ is a consultative service designed to provide support and enhance the comfort and quality of life for children living with life-limiting, life-threatening or complex conditions and the families of those children.
Family Centered Care
Palliative care is centered on the family, and it is interdisciplinary. The goal is to achieve the best possible quality of life and relieve suffering – physical, psychological, social, emotional and spiritual.
Range of Services
Palliative care affirms life and regards dying as a process that is a profoundly personal experience for the child and family. The intensity and range of palliative care interventions may increase as the illness progresses and as the complexity of care and needs of the child and family increase.
Services include palliative care, end of life care, and bereavement care.
When palliative care might be the right choice
Please consider a palliative care consultation for infants and children of all ages who are not expected to survive to adulthood in the following situations.
A team approach
The purpose of an interdisciplinary team model of care management is to meet in a holistic nature the physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of patients with complex medical issues and their families.
We also help anticipate and nurture individuals through the process of loss, grief and bereavement and help prepare for and assist with the management of self-determined life closure, the dying process and death.