illnesses that may benefit from palliative care
Palliative care can support patients with many different illnesses. Here are some of them:
- Cystic fibrosis
- Disorders of prematurity
- Genetic or metabolic conditions
- Heart disease
- Seizure disorders
- Trach or respiratory support
palliative care in infants
Newborns with serious illness and their families need special care. Here are some ways palliative care can help infants and their families.
- Palliative care can be offered alongside regular treatment, or in situations when invasive treatments are withdrawn. It may also continue beyond a NICU stay.
- For infants, palliative care focuses on comfort, quality of life and time with family.