Supportive and Palliative Care

When a child is seriously ill, each person in the family is affected differently.  That is why it is important that you, your child and your family get the support and are you need during this difficult tie. 

A special type of care called palliative care can help Palliative care is a key part of care for children living with serious illness.  It is also an important source of support for their families. 

Palliative care can:

  • Provide specialized medical care for people living with a serious illness, or for those children with advanced or progressed disease.
  • Ease your child’s pain and other symptoms of illness.
  • Provide emotional and social support that respects your family’s cultural values.
  • Helps your child’s health care provider’s work together and communicate with one another to support your goals.
  • Helps families make decisions at every stage of their journey, developing long-term relationships that last from diagnosis, to relapse, to recovery, and beyond. 
  • Relief from the symptoms and stress of the illness.
  • Improve quality of life for both the child and the family.
  • If cure is not achieved, assistance with end-of-life discussions, spiritual care, hospice and bereavement support and follow-up are all a part of this program.