Caring Conversations Toolkit

The information in this toolkit will help families and caregivers ask questions to learn if it is time to start a conversation about hospice or palliative care.

The information has also been modified so that medical professionals and health care providers can ask similar questions of families to begin a conversation about if and when it is time to talk about hospice or palliative care for their child.

For Parents and Caregivers:

Resource for how to talk about "Pediatric Palliative Care" with your care team

Pediatric Palliative Care Guide for Parents

Resource for how to talk about "Pediatric Hospice" with your care team

Pediatric Hospice Guide for Parents

For Healthcare Providers:

Resource for talking to families about "Pediatric Palliative Care"

For Providers: Pediatric Palliative Care Conversation Guide

Resource for talking to families about "Pediatric Hospice"

For Providers: Pediatric Hospice Conversation Guide

Additional Resources

• Courageous Conversations - from NHPCO
• The Conversation Project: For Caregivers of a Child with Serious Illness
• The Conversation Project: Pediatric Starter Kit
• The Conversation Project
• Conversations Matter: Palliative Care for Children
• Conversations Matter: Provider Tool

Advance Planning for Pediatric Patients