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Palliative Care Experts and Information for Media

The St. Jude Division of Quality of Life and Palliative Care is one of only a few programs of its kind in the United States that provides services in various health care settings: intensive care, inpatient, outpatient, patient housing and in patients’ homes. Palliative services at St. Jude begin when a patient is admitted, not when the prognosis worsens. This comprehensive approach to palliative care helps children and families navigate difficult decision-making and find hope in the face of unspeakable tragedy. St. Jude aims to become a worldwide resource in finding the best ways to make that happen.

Learn more about quality of life and palliative care at St. Jude.

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Palliative Care Experts

  • Erica C. Kaye, MD

    Erica Kaye, MD, St. Jude Department of Oncology and Quality of Life and Palliative Care Division director of research, studies the early integration of palliative care into the ongoing care of children with cancer. Kaye also investigates communication between pediatric oncology clinicians, patients with high-risk cancer and their families at high-stress time points during the illness trajectory; bereavement care for families of children who die from cancer; and delivery of pediatric palliative care in developing countries.