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What do you do if there is not a pediatric palliative care team available at your child's hospital?

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If pediatric palliative care is not available at your child's hospital, primary caregivers can perform some palliative tasks. Families may ask their primary doctor if it is possible to be referred to an outside facility for palliative care services.

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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