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Dr. Friedrichsdorf highlights the benefits of integrative medicine

Dr. Stefan Friedrichsdorf sits down with KARE-TV to discuss the benefits of integrative medicine in managing children’s pain.

2016 Children’s Hospitals Golf Benefit

January 1, 1970, 12 a.m. – 12 a.m., White Bear Lake

Join us for the Children's Hospitals Golf Benefit on July 18, 2016! This signature event supports the Family Needs Fund and Pain and Palliative Care Program at Children's Minnesota.

“We want to make sure that children live as long as possible, as well as possible” – Dr. Friedrichsdorf, Minnesota Medicine

Dr. Stefan Friedrichsdorf, medical director Children's Minnesota Pain, Palliative and Integrative Medicine Clinic is featured in a story about growing palliative care options at pediatric hospitals and some of the misconceptions around palliative care.

Children’s Minnesota pain program highlighted in Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine

Children’s Minnesota pain, palliative and integrative medicine program was highlighted in Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine.

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.

Related image for article, New York Times essay by Dr. Stefan Friedrichsdorf: A Chance to Live for a Dying Child

New York Times essay by Dr. Stefan Friedrichsdorf: A Chance to Live for a Dying Child

Dr. Friedrichsdorf’s essay tells the story of Ethan Butler and his family.

9th Annual Pediatric Pain Master Class

January 1, 1970, 12 a.m. – 12 a.m., Minneapolis

The Pediatric Pain Master Class offers state of the art education in pain management for the pediatric patient from a holistic and interdisciplinary perspective. The course features a faculty of internationally recognized experts who will cover pharmacological, medical, psychosocial and integrative therapies for the management of children's acute, procedural and complex/chronic pain. Pain assessment and management of somatic, visceral, neuropathic, psychosocial and spiritual pain, as well as end-of-life management of pain and distressing symptoms, will be explored in depth using lectures, interactive presentations, experiential activities, and small-group learning.

Pain medicine and palliative care fellowship

Children's Minnesota completely funds and is the site of pediatric training for the one-year ACGME-accredited Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship through the University of Minnesota. The department of Pain Medicine, Palliative Care and Integrative Medicine at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics in Minnesota, Minneapolis/St. Paul – is (with 36 interdisciplinary team members) among the largest and most comprehensive programs of its kind in the country.

Resources

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.