Children's Hospital Colorado

Palliative Care for All in Pediatrics (S6:E11)

When a child is diagnosed with a severe illness, the entire family must get the support and care they need. Through palliative care, children and their families receive crucial help in managing the pain and symptoms of severe conditions, as well as support in navigating overwhelming decisions and emotions, to enhance their quality of life.

Listen to pediatric experts discuss palliative care in pediatrics

In this episode, Adam Hill, MD, joins us to discuss how palliative care teams can partner with primary care providers to help treat and ease the symptoms, pain and stress of patients with severe conditions and their families.

Dr. Hill is the Palliative Medicine Department Chair at Children’s Hospital Colorado.

In this episode, our experts discuss:

  • An overview of pediatric palliative care
  • The family-centered process of starting a child on palliative care
  • A history of palliative care at Children’s Colorado
  • How providers can start working with a palliative medicine program
  • Pain and symptom management and meaningful ways to improve quality of life

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Palliative care at Children’s Colorado

Palliative care is designed to ease the symptoms, pain and stress of serious illness for children and their families. Our Palliative Care Team, called The Reach Team, also works to create positive experiences and celebrate moments of joy during difficult times.