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, not only by controlling symptoms, but also by helping you to understand all of the treatment goals and options.
Working together with your primary doctor, the palliative care team provides extra layer of support through:
- Expert treatment of symptoms
- Guidance with difficult and complex treatment choices
- Close communication and emotional support for you and your child
It is important to remember that blending palliative care with curative treatment is essential in providing your child and family with the most complete medical care possible.