Palliative care in infants and children is a critical and evolving field. In this grand rounds video presentation, Dr. Sirisha Perugu, CHOC neonatologist, and Meg Mohr, FNP-BC, MSN, coordinator of CHOC’s pediatric advanced care team, provide valuable insight. More specifically, they:
- define palliative care and provide a brief history of its development;
- highlight the ways palliative care adds value to culturally sensitive and family- centered care;
- examine the health care provider’s role in end-of- life care and patient management decisions;
- and suggest how the health care provider can assist a family whose child requires the added layer of support of palliative care.