CAPC has released the second episode of its groundbreaking new podcast series A Quality Life featuring real-life stories from the perspectives of seriously-ill patients who are benefiting from palliative care. This series will shine light on a wide variety of disease-types including ovarian, colon and breast cancer, pulmonary hypertension, lupus, congestive heart failure, multiple myeloma and many more.
In this episode, we hear from Dannell Shu, whose son was born with severe brain damage. Dannell discusses the role that pediatric palliative care played not just in improving Levi’s quality of life, but in supporting the entire family as it navigated the waters of his chronic condition. Jody Chrastek, a nurse on the Shu family’s palliative care team, details how pediatric palliative care brought joy into Levi’s life in this moving take on what it means to care for a child living with serious illness. To listen to both episodes, visit the Get Palliative Care Podcast Channel.