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How can families find a pediatric palliative care team?

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Search for pediatric palliative care programs under "Care Delivery Programs" in the National Association of Children's Hospitals' online directory. Pediatric palliative care is a relatively new specialty available in major children's hospitals and academic hospitals as well as in most medium-sized children's hospitals. But not all hospitals offer it.

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 9, 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 9, 2018

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