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Outcomes: 1. Utilizing a case-based approach, participants will be able to describe the unique roles embodied by in-person medical interpreters in the context of pediatric serious illness and summarize the personal, patient/encounter-level, and…

Outcomes: 1. Participants will be able to understand that a quality improvement model is an effective method for developing graduate medical education curricula for end-of-life care. 2. Participants will be able to recognize the lack of pediatric…

Outcomes: 1. Discuss how families use perinatal palliative legacy items after they return to the community. 2. Understand how perinatal palliative legacy items can affect deceased infant identity in the family. Key Message: Current literature does…

Outcomes: 1. Participants will self-report the ability to summarize elements of CMC family caregivers' four "unseen" experiences and justify the need for innovative methods to capture them. 2. Participants will self-report the ability to describe the…

Outcomes: 1. Using a case-based approach, participants will self-report the ability to describe challenges faced by families of children with medical complexity in accessing respite care services that meet their needs, distinguish which of those…

Outcomes: 1. Participants will be able to define and summarize the major themes characterizing CMC family caregivers' experiences of rest, rejuvenation, and respite and then illustrate examples of those themes from family caregivers' stories. 2.…

Outcomes: 1. Participants will self-report the ability to evaluate the complexities and nuances of school (re)integration for pediatric patients receiving palliative care or hospice. 2. By utilizing an interdisciplinary approach which includes…

Outcomes: 1. Implement a scoring system to facilitate clear and concise communication of goals of care between palliative care teams, hospice staff, and families. 2. Understand the benefits of a scoring system for hospice staff to mitigate family…

Outcomes: 1. Participants will be able to describe the need for dedicated pediatric hospice support as well as the differences in care needs of children versus adults. 2. Participants will be able to identify at least three tangible actions to…

After the unexpected death of a child, bereaved parents require prompt access to helpful support systems. Online therapeutic writing courses can make such support accessible. Because few studies have included bereaved fathers as participants, we…

BACKGROUND: Pediatric palliative care (PPC) seeks to enhance the quality of life (QoL) for both children and their families. While most studies within PPC have focused on the ill child's QoL, less is known about parents' experiences of their own QoL.…

Outcomes: 1. Use strategies to understand family's hopes, wishes and worries for their chronically and often critically ill child and what they perceive to be prolonging life versus prolonging death. 2. Utilize specific language to make…

Outcomes: 1. Utilizing a quality improvement-approach, participants will self-report the ability to assess the implementation of several opioid safety components (i.e. opioid safety contract, open-ended question, and mental health screener) and how…

Outcomes: 1. Utilizing a case-based approach, participants will be able to identify three different models to develop pediatric palliative care clinics. 2. Utilizing the examples and framework from this presentation, participants will be able to…

Outcomes: 1. Participants will be able to learn how a just-in-time module can be constructed to address both resident needs and palliative care teaching goals. 2. Participants will be able to describe different ways in which a just-in-time module can…

Outcomes: 1. Utilizing a case-based approach plus content expert didactic presentation, participants will self-report ability to identify 3 defensive mechanisms utilized by caregivers and providers during shared decision making (SDM) that can…

Outcomes: 1. Describe two major patterns of symptom trajectories over time among children receiving palliative care services. 2. Identify three clinical and research implications of the two major symptom trajectory patterns observed in pediatric…

Outcomes: 1. Participants will be able to identify the impact current bereavement resources have on patients and families treated at our free-standing children's hospital. 2. Participants will be able to identify periods during bereavement where…

Outcomes: 1. Attendees will be able to identify the methods used to abstract and characterize pain from the electronic health record of children and adolescents with cancer receiving palliative care services. 2. Attendees will be able to describe the…

Outcomes: 1. Using a critical historical approach, participants will evaluate why, how, and for/with who the "good death" concept emerged and how it has persisted over time. 2. The interprofessional authorship team will illustrate and deconstruct the…

Outcomes: 1. Identify key actions that help prepare families for the dying process. 2. Consider how the defined key actions may apply to other settings of practice. Key Message: Preparing families for end-of-life symptoms and circumstances may help…

BACKGROUND: Research exploring nurse-parent relationships in children's hospices is rare. AIM: To investigate how children's hospice nurses manage emotional labour and professional integrity in their long-term relationships with parents. METHODS: A…

Outcomes: 1. Utilizing single-case design and graphical analytic approaches, participants will self-report the ability to investigate prospective small-sample trends in anxiety symptom trajectories, individual variation over time, and clinically…

BACKGROUND: Children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions can experience high levels of suffering due to multiple distressing symptoms that result in poor quality of life and increase risk of long-term distress in their family members.…

Abstract Background Healthy siblings of children with life-limiting conditions often experience emotional and behavioral struggles over the course of the ill child’s condition(s). Resources to support these siblings are limited due to the…

BACKGROUND: Pediatric palliative transport (PPT) is the practice of offering critically and terminally ill children requiring life-sustaining measures the opportunity to be discharged from the hospital to home or a hospice facility for end-of-life…

Background: There is a growing evidence-base underpinning implementation of person-centred outcome measures into adult palliative care. However evidence on how best to achieve this with children facing life-threatening and life-limiting conditions is…

INTRODUCTION: The value of a short life characterized by disability has been hotly debated in the literature on fetal and neonatal outcomes. METHODS: We conducted a scoping review to summarize the available empirical literature on the experiences of…

Background: Pediatric palliative care (PPC) aims to improve quality of life for patients with life-limiting diseases and complex symptoms irrespective of cure-directed therapy. Generally an early integration of PPC is recommended. This is also the…

OBJECTIVES: Dignity therapy (DT) is well-established in adults, and it might potentially benefit the younger population. This study aims to develop a pediatric family-based dignity therapy (P-FBDT) protocol for terminally ill children and their…

Aim: The Charter of the Rights of the Dying Child was formulated as a professional guide for caring the child in the final stages. The study examines the nurses' degree of agreement with the Charter's principles and their perception of the…

BACKGROUND: Children and young people with life-limiting conditions and their families need physical and emotional support to manage the challenges of their lives. There is a lack of synthesised qualitative research about how music therapy is…

Background: Children with severe neurologic impairment (SNI) regularly require major surgery to manage their underlying conditions. Anecdotal evidence suggests that children with SNI experience unexpected and persistent postoperative functional…

Background: Experiencing the illness and death of a child is a traumatic experience for the parents and the child's siblings. However, knowledge regarding effective grief interventions targeting the whole family is limited, including how to integrate…

The post-intensive care syndrome (PICS) concept whereby the ICU experience of the patient as well as their family can have long-term deleterious health outcomes in both the patient and the family provides a rationale and impetus for modifying the ICU…

Extract I. INTRODUCTION The case of Indi Gregory is the last of a series of high-profile judgments regarding the end-of-life for terminally ill children. Such cases have typically generated wide controversy among scholars, practitioners, the general…

BACKGROUND: Current literature highlights the need for psychological support of adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with serious illness, for which pediatric palliative care (PPC) teams are often responsible. This scoping review aims to inventory the…
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