With their daughter facing an incurable disease, Layla’s parents made the decision to embrace a better quality of life for her with care at home from TrinityKids Care. Part of Providence TrinityCare Hospice, TrinityKids Care is the only dedicated pediatric hospice program in Los Angeles and Orange counties for infants, children and adolescents with life-limiting illnesses.
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Webinar Series: Demystifying Palliative Care
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When the sky falls
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Dr. Byock on how illness is personal
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What is palliative care? Life-enhancing, supportive care
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Why I became a nurse - Hear Me Now
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