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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.

Pediatric Pain, Palliative and Integrative Medicine Program

At Children's we are committed to making your child's experience the best it can be. That includes partnering with patients and parents around what we can do to prevent and treat pain at every stage of care through our Pediatric Pain, Palliative and Integrative Medicine Program – one of the largest and most comprehensive programs of its kind in the country.

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.

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.

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.