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Pediatric Palliative Care Resources
When expert care is not available        What it's all about        Advocacy Resources 

  What is Pediatric Palliative Care? 
"Pediatric palliative care seeks to relieve symptoms associated with a serious medical condition or its treatment and to enhance the quality of life for children and their families, addressing their unique psychological, social and spiritual needs."
Source: The Institute of Medicine (IOM)3
  Impact on the family 
This video story shows the impact of pediatric palliative care upon a family: 
  When expert care is not immediately available:
These Guidelines may help an attending non-specialist physician, or a non-professional caregiver.   
  What's it all about?
The need for pediatric palliative care is worldwide. The video looks at issues from an international perspective:
  More Pediatric Palliative Care Links:   

Children Benefit From Palliative Medicine: NHPCO Report

End-of-Live Care Guidelines

Palliative Care -- Conversations Matter (National Institute of Nursing

Advanced Illness Care
: This report on person-centered care for advanced illness has relevant aspects.  

Advocacy Resources
  Your State Legislators
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Find your state legislator
Find your state senator
Your Federal Senators  
Peters, Gary C. - (D - MI)  
724 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-6221
Stabenow, Debbie - (D - MI)  
731 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4822

Find Your Federal Legislator in Congress:

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More Advocacy links:

Michigan Government Directory (House and Senate)

University of Michigan 2015 Report on PPC legislation across USA
Multi-disciplinary Clinics - a path through Medicaid
Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act
(a pending Federal law)
Wisconsin Pediatric Palliative Care Act
 Pennsylvania Concurrent Care Act