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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

Jan 01, 1970, 12:00 AM – 12:00 AM, 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 Hospitals and Clinics of 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 Hospitals and Clinics of 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 Hospitals and Clinics of 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.