KU Kids Healing Place provides the next step in care for youngsters with chronic or life-limiting diagnoses.
Being a kid with a chronic, life-limiting or life-threatening illness is not easy. Fatigue, medication side effects, and the disease process itself affect a child's family life, school work and social activities. During this time, kids and family need support, understanding and action. Excellent medical care is the first step; caring for the whole child and family, however, requires much more.
KU Kids Healing Place provides services for the child and family in all environments, including the child's home, school, day care, activities, etc. Care for the child and family is initiated at KU Medical Center and will follow the child to his/her community.
We provide training, education, and support to teachers, school nurses, clergy, coaches and other educators working with these children. Educators have indicated that the information has been central to helping children succeed in school.
The goals of the KU Kids Healing Place program are: