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Do you need to get a referral for a pediatric palliative care team?

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If parents want to meet with a palliative care team, they should ask their primary pediatrician for a referral. They may also ask hospital administrators if palliative care is available.

From: How to Get Pediatric Palliative Care WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Bensink, M.E. , April 2009. Palliative Medicine

San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine.

Cindy Jayanetti, NP, Coordinator, Yale Pediatric Advanced Care Team, Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital.

Shih-Ning Liaw, MD, FAAP, assistant professor of pediatrics, University of Texas, Medical School at Houston, Division of Community & General Pediatrics.

Megan McCabe, MD, director, Pediatric Palliative Care Fellowship, Yale School of Medicine.

Helene Morgan, LCSW, Comfort and Palliative Care Team, Los Angeles Children's Hospital.

Arden O'Donnell, LCSW, Pain and Palliative Care, Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on January 09, 2018

SOURCES:

Bensink, M.E. , April 2009. Palliative Medicine

San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine.

Cindy Jayanetti, NP, Coordinator, Yale Pediatric Advanced Care Team, Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital.

Shih-Ning Liaw, MD, FAAP, assistant professor of pediatrics, University of Texas, Medical School at Houston, Division of Community & General Pediatrics.

Megan McCabe, MD, director, Pediatric Palliative Care Fellowship, Yale School of Medicine.

Helene Morgan, LCSW, Comfort and Palliative Care Team, Los Angeles Children's Hospital.

Arden O'Donnell, LCSW, Pain and Palliative Care, Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on January 09, 2018

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