About the Palliative Care Program
Palliative or supportive care is a family-centered, multidisciplinary effort that focuses on relieving suffering and maximizing quality of life in patients with serious illnesses.
The mission of the Palliative Care Program is:
- to coordinate high quality, family centered palliative care to children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer and serious hematologic diseases
- to conduct clinical research that seeks to develop improvements in palliative care treatment and outcomes for children with cancer and serious hematologic diseases
- to train future leaders in pediatric palliative care from the perspective of pediatric cancer and hematology