Palliative care focuses on reducing suffering and improving the quality of life for those with life threatening illnesses. Texas Children’s Cancer Center is a leader in palliative care, with board-certified pediatric palliative care physicians, nurse practitioners and specialists who address symptoms such as pain, fatigue, nausea, anxiety and depression. Palliative care can be integrated into any phase of treatment and has positive physical and emotion al benefits for patients and their families.
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