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Pediatrics - Palliative Medicine

Sanford Children's palliative care uses a team approach to provide support where a child or unborn baby has been diagnosed with a life threatening or life-changing illness. This support team consists of specially trained nurses, child life specialists, pastoral care, clinical pharmacists and social workers and is available as a resource for physicians and families 24/7 at any point during a child's illness. Assistance includes: pain management, spiritual and social support, bereavement counseling, and assisting families and nursing staff deal with their own stress as they care for children in end of life situations.