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What is pediatric palliative care (PAC)?

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Pediatric palliative care, also called pediatric advanced care, offers a lot of support services to families of children at any phase of a chronic or life-limiting condition. It's not the same as hospice. Sometimes, children may get well and families no longer need the service. Families don't always know how helpful palliative care can be.

From: How to Get Pediatric Palliative Care WebMD Medical Reference

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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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