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November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

The Cook Children's Palliative Care program offers support for children with life-threatening conditions, as well as their families. Many of our patients and families are coping with the burden of uncertainty regarding the future. Our team supports them, as they hope for the best, attend to the present, celebrate success and prepare for the rest – including possible worst-case scenarios.

We provide support for a wide variety of serious medical conditions, including, but not limited to:

  • Genetic and metabolic disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Congenital malformations and syndromes
  • Severe cerebral palsy
  • Neurodegenerative or neuromuscular conditions
  • Advanced cancer
  • Severe heart and lung disease

Click here to learn more about our Palliative Care Program at Cook Children's.

What is Pediatric Palliative Care?

  • A team that helps to care for patients and families living with serious illness and helps children to live as well as possible for as long as possible. 
  • Doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, chaplains.

An extra layer of support to:

  • Provide emotional, spiritual and practical support for patients and families
  • Assist with access to resources
  • Assist with symptom management
  • Create a plan of care that works with patient and families values, cultural and spiritual traditions, treatment preferences and goals of care