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how palliative care can help

Palliative care can help support your child and family in multiple ways:


  • Easing your child's symptoms, pain and discomfort to improve quality of life
  • Discussing goals of care
  • Providing education on your child's condition and prognosis
  • Collaborating with your child's entire medical team to enhance your child's care


  • Providing emotional and social support that respects your family’s cultural values and is appropriate for your child’s age
  • Providing support and resources for the family, including siblings
  • Assessing and addressing caregiving needs
  • Providing individual and family counseling specific to coping and planning with your child’s condition


  • Providing spiritual support and counseling
  • Helping families navigate through questions about purpose, meaning and connection