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Harriet Lane Compassionate Care

The Harriet Lane Compassionate Care program provides palliative care – the comprehensive management of the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of children with life-limiting conditions and their families.

The goal of the program is to achieve the best possible quality of life for the child and family, and when death is inevitable, to support the child and family through the dying process and in bereavement. Services include pain and symptom control, psychosocial and spiritual support, advance care planning and bereavement support.

Palliative care interventions may occur in tandem with curative treatment.

Harriet Lane Compassionate Care