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
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We’re proud to be consistently named as a top program in Texas and the entire southwest region. Overall, Texas Children’s Hospital is ranked #4 and is on the Best Children’s Hospital Honor Roll for the ninth straight year.