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Nationwide Children’s Hospital offers Palliative Care Services to children and families who are in the hospital or in their homes. Palliative Care focuses on pain relief, care coordination, communication and support for patients/families dealing with serious illness. The Palliative Care team consists of the family, physicians, nurses, social workers, clergy and Child Life Specialists who work together to prevent and ease suffering. Our goal is to encourage the best possible quality of life. Palliative Care helps patients, families and care givers.
If you would like to contact Palliative Care, please call:
Advanced Care Planning
Our entire team works together in their unique roles along side of parents and families to help provide the best care possible.
Your care team will consist of:
Our supported services are most useful when started as soon as possible following diagnosis of a serious problem. Our level of involvement will depend on the family’s needs.
No. We will continue to hope with you for a cure. We will help your child remain comfortable, live each day to the fullest, create family memories, and when necessary, prepare for a peaceful death.
No. We encourage all of your child’s care providers to continue their support for your child and family. Our Palliative Care team will work with your child’s doctor to coordinate care, always respecting your family’s wishes.
Ohio Pediatric Palliative Care and End of Life Network (OPPEN)
OPPEN has the following resources available for downloading and printing:
Inpatient Palliative Care
Phone: (614) 722-3710
Home-Based Palliative Care
Phone: (614) 355-1100
Palliative Care Leadership
Palliative Care Brochures Available for Download