Pediatric Advanced Care Team
Who we are
In 1997, Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center created the Pediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT) to meet the unique needs of families struggling with a child’s advanced illness. We offer family-centered, physical and psychosocial care for children with advanced illnesses that impose limitations on their lives.
Our PACT caregivers support patients, families and their primary healthcare teams in decision making and advanced care planning, easing pain and symptoms, coordinating home care and address any specific issues your family may be facing.
Our palliative care specialists keep the lines of communication open between families and health care providers, so you have the information you need to make decisions. We are here to help.
- PACT has supported children treated at Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center for 15 years.
- Our pediatric palliative care team includes four doctors, a nurse practitioner, a social worker and a coordinator, all of whom have extensive expertise in palliative care.
- PACT clinicians consult with patients, families and the primary care team to bring together the information and guidance needed to make the right treatment choices for your child.
Did you know? Palliative care
Palliative care does’t replace your child’s medical care. PACT consults with patients, families and the primary care team to bring together the information and guidance needed to make the best healthcare decisions for your child.
Did you know? The PACT model
PACT, led by internationally known pediatric palliative care expert Joanne Wolfe, MD, MPH, has served as the model palliative care program for pediatric institutions around the United States.