Tag Archives: pediatrics

Helping Children Cope When Family is Dying

Contributed By: Laura Sollenberger, Pediatric Supportive Care Counseling Supervisor – OSF Saint Francis The death of a close relative can be very difficult for children. Helping children cope before the death of a loved one can help improve coping after the death occurs. A child’s reaction to learning that a close relative is going to […]



Connections 120: Pediatric Supportive Care Referrals

Last week I shared some information regarding the pediatric supportive care counseling and bereavement support offered at Children’s Hospital of Illinois at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois. For the 433 families who received pediatric supportive care services last year, you might find it interesting which sources referred those parents and families to […]



Connections 119: Pediatric Supportive Care

Although many of us first think of adults and probably seniors when we think of the three pillars of supportive care – advance care planning, palliative care, hospice services – there are many children who suffer multiple chronic conditions, some of whom are terminal. Children’s Hospital of Illinois at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center provides […]