Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: (650) 497-8963
Fax: (650) 725-9591
For a child diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, palliative care provides complete physical, emotional, social and spiritual support. Palliative care enables children and families to reach for hope in their day-to-day lives.
The Palliative Care team at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is committed to helping patients achieve the best quality of life possible. We understand that “quality of life” means different things to different people, so we work with parents individually, and tailor care to the unique needs of each family.
We work with the child’s primary care team to assist families in decision making and in developing a comprehensive plan for comfort care. We also partner with community agencies to ease the transitions between hospital, hospice and home. Together we work to ensure that each child receives optimal care in all settings.
Reaching for Hope by Grace Lim, 1992-2004
Assisi Children's Centre, Singapore
The Palliative Care team provides support under many circumstances, in many styles and for many reasons. The team is available to:
William E. Benitz, MDDivision Chief, Neonatology
Colette Case, CCLS
Leah Christensen, MSW
Nancy Contro, MSW
Thayer Gershon, MA
Karen Jensen, MSW
Debra Monzack, CCLS
Wilma Reichard, MA DIV
Sandy Sentivany-Collins, RN, MS
Patricia Soto-Minder, MSW