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The End: When a baby dies

Read a story from Children's Minnesota's Dr. Stefan Friedrichsdorf about how palliative care allowed an infant to be with his family during his short life.


We know you may want to dig for more information, so we gathered these easy-to-digest materials and resources from pediatric organizations in Minnesota and beyond.

What to expect

When it comes to receiving palliative or hospice care from Children’s Minnesota, location is no barrier. Nearly every visit with a Children’s palliative or hospice team member begins with a physician referral if your child’s doctor thinks he or she could benefit from palliative care services.

Meet the Team

When it comes to kids’ care, including palliative and hospice care, we believe they have the right to the best level of pain relief and symptom management that can be safely provided.

Outcomes and Research

Choosing where to bring your child for care is a major decision. You need all the information you can get. And you want it in a clear, straightforward form that helps you make the right choice for your family.

Conditions and Services

Children’s Minnesota’s palliative and hospice care team is made up of specialists from many different backgrounds with a wide range of expertise. There’s no child too big or too small to receive our care. We treat everyone from preemies, newborns and toddlers to adolescents and young adults.