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Talking About Palliative Care with Your Pediatric Patients and Their Families.

As a health care provider, you are uniquely positioned to discuss options for palliative care with your pediatric patients and their families. The materials below are designed to help you discuss palliative care with your pediatric patients and their families.

Conversations Matter Customizable Tear-off Pad

The Palliative Care: Conversations Matter® Customizable Tear-off Pad

This tear-off pad provides readily available tips, resources, and answers to common questions about palliative care to help encourage interactive discussions with patients and their families or caregivers. Learn more about the tear-off pad and download the PDF.

The Palliative Care: Conversations Matter® Campaign Videos

Watch the three short videos to get tips from NINR Director Dr. Patricia Grady and hear the personal story of a mother’s experience with pediatric palliative care. 

Provider Perspectives

Pediatric palliative care team members share their experiences through a series of interviews. Read more.

Additional NINR Resources

For a list of common questions you may receive from patients and suggested answers, visit our "Palliative Care: Conversations Matter®" Frequently Asked Questions page.

NINR’s brochure, Palliative Care: The Relief You Need When You’re Experiencing the Symptoms of Serious Illness has general information about palliative care for adult patients. Available in both English and Spanish.

To read more about the palliative care research that NINR supports, visit:

A summary of The Science of Compassion: Future Directions in End-of-Life & Palliative Care Summit is available at Pediatrics was addressed in the “Parents and Clinicians as Partners in Research” session and in a presentation from Dr. Pamela Hinds during “Plenary Session 1: Identifying Our Strengths.”

For more information, please contact:

Adrienne Burroughs, MHS
Office of Communications and Public Liaison

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