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:
Barbara M Sourkes , PhDPalliative Care
William E Benitz , MDNeonatology
Michelle R Brown , PhDPsychiatry, Child and Adolescent, Psychology, Child and Adolescent
Colette Case, CCLSChild Life
Leah Christensen, MSWSocial Work
Harvey J Cohen , MD, PhDHematology/Oncology, Hematology
Nancy Contro, MSW Social Work
Joanne Fioravanti, RN, MSNursing
Thayer Gershon, MAEducation
Julie J Good , MD, DABMAPain Management, Palliative Care
Karen Jensen, MSWSocial Work
Debra Monzack, CCLSChild Life
Wilma Reichard, MA DIVChaplaincy
Sandy Sentivany-Collins, RN, MSNursing/Pain Management
Patricia Soto-Minder, MSWSocial Work