Benefits of Pediatric Palliative Care
Pediatric palliative care can help any child suffering from a serious illness. Pediatric palliative care specialists focus on your whole child and how your child’s illness and treatment affect the entire family.
The palliative care team supports your child and family every step of the way. They do this by controlling symptoms, by helping you clarify your goals and matching them to your treatment options, and more.
Working together with your primary doctor, the palliative care team provides an extra layer of support through:
- Expert treatment of symptoms, including stress
- Communication and guidance for difficult and complex treatment choices
- Close communication and coordination with all other doctors and medical teams
- Support for the family and the siblings
It is important to remember that blending palliative care with curative treatment is essential for providing your child and family with the most complete medical care possible.