The Palliative Care Team (PaCT) at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics provides support for infants, children, and adolescents with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. PaCT supports the treatment of underlying illnesses while striving to provide the best quality of life possible for our patients.
Palliative Care Staff
Our team includes four nurses and one physician along with chaplaincy, Child Life, and Social Work departments at Children's Mercy. Palliative care is often introduced at the time of diagnosis, and we work with patients' primary health care teams to provide ongoing support.
- We work with patients and family to understand what quality of life means to them.
- Our team provides support to help parents consider what interventions are best for their children.
- We develop comprehensive, individualized care plans that include curative, supportive, and comfort care.