Pediatric Palliative Care

Pediatric Palliative Care

When your child faces a complex, chronic or potentially life-limiting illness, your entire family feels the effects.

Compassionate Palliative Care

At OU Health in Oklahoma City, you’ll find the compassionate care you need to help your child and family cope with the challenges of illness and hospitalization. Take advantage of the Pediatric Palliative Care Team (PaCT) that works with you and your child and family to relieve symptoms and treatment side effects and reduce the stress of your situation.

Request an Appointment

Request an appointment to talk with a pediatric palliative care specialist at OU Health in Oklahoma City.

Call (405) 271-2387

Pediatric Palliative Care Services & Treatment

When you choose OU Health to care for your child’s illness, you also gain access to pediatric palliative care services while your child stays at Oklahoma Children’s Hospital OU Health in Oklahoma City or as part of an outpatient telehealth consult.

You and your child, along with your child’s doctors, work with specialists from PaCT who blend palliative measures with medical therapies to help improve quality of life during treatment. You benefit from comprehensive, whole-person support that addresses body, mind and spirit – the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of your child and family.

Ask any member of your pediatric palliative care team for guidance when you need support while making important or difficult decisions. You can lean on your team throughout your child’s health journey to find hope, healing and comfort.

What Pediatric Palliative Care Means for Your Family

As a family-centered program, pediatric palliative care at OU Health assists you with communication and care coordination during your child’s hospital stay or in an outpatient setting. You benefit from an extra layer of support that may include:

  • Close communication and coordination with medical care team

  • Guidance for complex treatment options

  • Review and explanation of medical information

  • Expert treatment of symptoms

  • Review of short and long-term care goals

  • Assistance with discharge planning

  • Exploration of home care options

  • Consultation about end-of-life care, if necessary

Your Pediatric Palliative Care Team

At OU Health, your multidisciplinary pediatric palliative care team may include highly trained physicians, advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), psychologists, social workers, child life specialists and child behavioral specialists. Together, everyone focuses on providing comprehensive, compassionate care and support for your child and family.

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