Pediatric Palliative Care
Part of Strong Memorial Hospital
Our Pediatric Palliative Care Team is a compassionate group of professionals who support families through the ups and downs of a child’s illness.
Often referred to as Palliative Care, we prefer to use the term “Supportive Care” because that is what we do – provide support for children and their families. As a specialty, we work closely with a child’s primary medical team but we do not replace them.
Our team addresses the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual suffering that families often experience after a difficult illness or diagnosis. We provide comfort, relieve suffering, and walk with families as they navigate a challenging time with their child.
- Relieve pain and other symptoms like nausea, anxiety, and irritability
- Talk with families about hopes, fears, and concerns for their child
- Provide an extra layer of support to children and their families
- Assist with communication between families and providers
- Help families find their way in a very complicated healthcare system
Pediatric Supportive Care Team
Pediatric Supportive Care works best when it includes an interdisciplinary team. Our team is made of the following:
- Nurse Practitioner
- Parent Advocate
- Bereavement Coordinator
- Pediatric Chaplain
- Social Worker
- Child Life Specialist