When a child is terminally ill
Kathryn Elison, MSW Clinical Social Worker, shares advice for parents with a terminally ill child on the best way to discuss death with them and comfort them
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Kathryn Elison, MSW
Clinical Social Worker, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Kathryn Elison is a Clinical Social Worker at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She was drawn to her profession because of her passion to provide support to families experiencing a medical crisis. Kathryn accompanies her patients and their families during one of the most stressful journeys of their lives, helping them navigate through this challenge and supporting them each step of the way. A native of North Carolina, Kathryn moved to Los Angeles, CA after receiving a Master of Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In her free time, Kathryn enjoys exploring her new home state of California with her husband Jed and her dog Sallie.