What is Pediatric Palliative Care?
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What is Pediatric Palliative Care?

Pediatric palliative care refers to caring for or comforting children living with progressive, life-threatening illnesses  

Life-threatening illnesses are those conditions where survival to adulthood is a challenge.  In a medical context, “palliative” means to care or to comfort, as opposed to curing

Pediatric palliative care also embodies a whole philosophy of care that focuses on enhancing the quality of life for these children and their families.   At Canuck Place, we achieve this through a combination of active and compassionate therapies – providing pain and symptom management – and through support services that assist children and families to fulfill their physical, psychological, social and spiritual goals.

We provide care that is sensitive to the personal, cultural and religious values of our children and families.

Palliative care at Canuck Place is planned and delivered through the collaborative efforts of an interdisciplinary team involving the child, family, caregivers and service providers