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Helping Kids With Life-Threatening Conditions

Nemours Children's palliative care team gives kids with life-changing conditions the best days possible. We work with children and families dealing with pain and other challenges from illness or treatment.

Our doctors, nurses, therapists, psychologists, social workers and others shape services to your child’s needs. We provide pain and symptom management, rehabilitation, integrative therapies like healing touch and meditation, creative therapies and pet therapy.

We work with your child’s medical team and help you set goals and make decisions about care. We connect you to community resources and home health services if needed. And we help you cope. Whether it’s through spiritual guidance, counseling or support groups, we’re here how and where you need us.

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What Is Palliative Care?

Palliative care is focused on living. We help kids to the best possible life from diagnosis through treatment and beyond.

How can palliative care help your child? Learn what to expect from Nemours experts at KidsHealth.org.
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Did You Know?

Nemours’ Carly D. Levy, MD, won the 2021 Ilene Beal Courageous Provider award for advancing the impact of pediatric palliative care through her work and willingness to partner with others.

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Conditions & Treatments

We see a wide range of conditions — far too many to list here. The conditions we treat vary depending on the location and providers selected. Don’t see a condition listed? Call us.

Anxiety, Nervousness or Stress
Chronic Respiratory Failure
Constipation and Diarrhea
Dyspnea
Fatigue
Feeding Intolerance
Kidney Failure
Liver Failure
Loss of Appetite
Nausea
Neuropathic Pain
Sleep Problems

Compassionate, Team-Based Care for Kids With Serious Illness

Nemours palliative care team provides nurturing support and guidance. Our goal is to help your child, and family, live life to the fullest.

  • We’re experts in palliative care. Our pediatricians are board-certified in hospice care and palliative care. We also have pain management experts, rehabilitation therapists and nurses skilled in this care.
  • We offer supportive services. Our Child life specialists, social workers, pastoral care team and others have experience in the effects of life-changing illness. We support the whole family.
  • We focus on living well. While we do offer end-of-life hospice and bereavement care, our focus is on your child’s very best life. We’re here from diagnosis, for as long as you need us
  • We’re involved in important research. Our program is part of the Pediatric Palliative Care Improvement Network. We offer the latest research-based therapies, and help kids everywhere get the best possible care.
  • 24/7 When we're available (every day, all day and night)
  • 2 Doctors on our team
  • 180+ Children we care for each year