The Duke Pediatric Quality of Life team provides an extra layer of support that complements the medical care your child receives. Here's how we can help:
- We help improve communication and coordination of care by partnering with your child’s medical teams.
- We aid in coordinated transitions between the hospital and home.
- We answer your questions and translate information about your child's illness and complicated medical treatments in an easy-to-understand way.
- We support you and your child in making decisions and planning for the future.
Symptom and Pain Relief
Our doctors and nurses provide relief of symptoms including pain, shortness of breath, nausea, anxiety, decreased appetite, and difficulty sleeping.
Psychosocial and Spiritual Support
We provide psychosocial and spiritual support in a way that puts your child and family in the center and reflects your unique values and dynamics. We are here to support you, your child, and your extended family.