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Palliative Care

We support children and families who are living with progressive, life-threatening diseases, and the health-care professionals who are caring for them.

We provide advanced symptom management and palliative care services with Canuck Place through consultation, collaboration and care delivery. 

Pediatric palliative care is an active and total approach to care, from the point of diagnosis or recognition, throughout the child's life, death and beyond. 

Quality Pediatric Palliative care is whole person, holistic care that improves quality of life, manages symptoms, addresses suffering, and respects family choice. It is relational care that is team-based, collaborative and family-centred. It embraces physical, emotional, social and spiritual elements and focuses on the enhancement of quality of life for the child/young person and support for the family. 

Resources

  • Kids Grief : online resource that helps parents support their children when someone in their life is dying or has died

  • Caring Together: online resource for parents caring for a seriously ill child or dying child or who are experiencing pregnancy or infant loss. 

  • Living my culture : people from various cultures share their stories and wisdome of living with a serious illness.

  • Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association

  • Canadian Virtual Hospice : nationally funded website, backed by an interdisciplinary team of palliative experts who provide information and support regardless of where you live or work in Canada.


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