The New York Times published a story on its health blog about how children's pain often has been mismanaged, particularly in the U.S.
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.
When it comes to receiving palliative or hospice care from Children’s Minnesota, location is no barrier. Nearly every visit with a Children’s Minnesota palliative or hospice team member begins with a physician referral if your child’s doctor thinks he ir she could benefit from palliative care services.
Our interdisciplinary palliative and hospice team consists of:
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.
We treat children with a vast array of serious medical conditions, but our focus is entirely on helping kids feel better. Our services are available for all infants, children and adolescents who are facing serious illness, no matter the cause.
The palliative care team at Children’s Minnesota provides holistic care for pediatric patients with life-limiting diseases and adds an extra layer of support to the care of children with serious illness and their families. We work to make sure children and teens with serious disease have the best treatment for pain and distressing symptoms, as well as support for coping with the stress of the illness. In addition, the team helps families when they are faced with making difficult choices on their journey with their children. The goal of palliative care is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family so everyone can live as well as possible while facing serious illness.