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illnesses that may benefit from palliative care

Palliative care can support patients with many different illnesses. Here are some of them:

  • Cancer
  • 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  • Palliative care can be offered alongside regular treatment, or in situations when invasive treatments are withdrawn.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.


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