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    What is Pediatric Palliative Care?

    • Pediatric palliative care is the active total care of the child and family facing a serious illness. Palliative care provides treatment for pain and other symptoms as well as emotional and spiritual support.
    • It is appropriate at any age or stage of a serious illness for a child at home or in the hospital.
    • It can be offered in conjunction with cure-directed therapy by a multi-disciplinary team.

    Who can receive pediatric
    palliative care?

    • Has your child been diagnosed with a life-threatening or life-limiting illness or Are you pregnant with a baby who has been diagnosed with a life-limiting defect or syndrome?
    • Has there been a decline in your child’s medical condition?
    • Are your child’s hospital stays becoming more frequent?
    • Are your child’s pain and associated symptoms becoming difficult to manage?

    If you have any of these concerns, ask for the Pediatric Palliative Care Team to be consulted.

    What we can offer:

    • Pain/Symptom management
    • Care planning
    • Emotional and spiritual support
    • Care that seeks to improve quality of life for the patient and family
    • An extra layer of support during a difficult time

    To request a consult or to speak with a team member:
    434-924-0000 PIC# 1244

    UVA Children’s Hospital

    Pediatric Palliative Care Team:    

       Noreen Crain, MD

       Joy Miller, MSN RN CPNP-PC

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