End of Life Care for Children & Teenagers

  • Services specifically designed for children are based at most of the major children’s hospitals.
  • There are also special hospices for children and their family that provide respite, emotional support and end-of-life care.
  • Children can benefit from being involved in the care planning process.

A Child or Teenagers Involvement in Their Care Decisions

A care plan for adults with a terminal illness usually includes Health Directives and/or various Powers of Attorney, which are legally binding documents to be used when the person no longer has the capacity to make decisions for themselves.  They record the adult…

A Special Focus

There are many misconceptions surrounding the term end of life or palliative care, and one is that it is only for elderly people or those with cancer.  The diagnosis of a terminal illness in a child or teenager is shattering for everyone involved.  The…