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Abstract Background: Last Aid Courses (LAC) for adults have been established in 21 countries in Europe, Australia and America to improve the public discussion about death and dying and to empower people to participate in end-of-life care provision.…

Aim: This study aimed to assess the impact of two educational modules on enhancing the communication confidence, competence and performance of perinatal nurses in the context of palliative care. Background: Concerns have arisen regarding the…

Objective To describe the development and implementation of a 1-year 'Hybrid' Pediatric Palliative Care (PPC) Fellowship, which includes both clinical and online learning to train paediatricians as specialists and leaders in paediatric palliative…

Simulated learning has well known positive effects but its use in palliative care education is limited. A quality improvement project was undertaken at a children's hospice to develop and evaluate simulation workshops. The aim was to increase the…

Background: Hospice and palliative medicine is important in the education of pediatric residents. Little is known about if and how residents' learnings during a pediatric palliative care elective fulfill core competencies and Pediatrics…

Objectives To see if a network Palliative Care Study day increases knowledge of participants. Method This was the first paediatric palliative care network study day run in the region. 20 doctors (both consultants and those in training) participated.…

Background Adolescents with long term conditions are recognised to have unique needs and to experience particular health risks as they transfer to adult services. Some young people with complex neuro-disability may live years following transfer to…

Topic significance and study purpose/background/rationale: Patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) are at risk for significant morbidity and mortality and experience distressing psychological and physical symptoms. Access to…

After death care is an essential service offered by paediatric hospices in the time between the death of a child and their funeral or care being transferred to a funeral home. This service allows families time together, privacy and memory making…

There have been multiple recent reports regarding the inequalities in palliative and end of life care for people with learning disabilities; but little if any attention paid to the role of learning disability nurses working in palliative care.…

Background More young people with complex life-limiting conditions are living into adulthood, generating greater demand for appropriate care (Fraser, Gibson-Smith, Jarvis, et al., 2021. Palliat Med. 35:1641). We implemented Project ECHO (Extension of…

Background More young adults with life-limiting conditions are surviving into adulthood needing adult palliative care (Gibson- Smith, Jarvis, Norman et al., 2021). The evidence on appropriate service models is sparse (Clark & Fasciano, 2015. Am J…

BACKGROUND: Participation in research is associated with benefits and burdens for individual research participants. Children living with a chronic illness are considered particularly vulnerable as they are already burdened with symptoms of their…

BACKGROUND: The need to align the range of guidance and competencies concerning children's palliative care and develop an education framework have been recommended by a UK All-Party Parliament Group and others. In response to these recommendations…

Objectives: * Describe state of current science and theory related to grief and bereavement. * Discuss variations of grief and strategies to support bereaved individuals. * Identify best practices to support healthy grief in hospice and palliative…

Program Goals: Despite the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME) mandatory requirement for the incorporation of end-of-life care education into medical school curriculum, very few studies have reported successful approaches, and…

INTRODUCTION: Medical education experts argue that grief support training for physicians would improve physician and patient and family wellness, and should therefore be mandatory. However, there is little evidence about the range of curricula…

The study of selective attention and its influence on communication in patients with Rett Syndrome (RS), in which communication abilities are impaired is particularly relevant. The aim of this study was to analyse attention and communication…

The self injurious behavior of five male children with Lesch Nyhan disease was studied during three learning paradigms: punishment, positive reinforcement and time out from reinforcement following an attempt at self injury. Punishment of self injury…

Background: and aim Palliative Care for Children is defined as 'an active and total approach to care, from the point of diagnosis or recognition throughout the child's life, death and beyond'. It is recognised that the prevalence of children with…

Education is integral to the development of children's palliative care (CPC) globally; thus, the International Children's Palliative Care Network (ICPCN) developed a training programme including face-to-face and e-learning programmes to increase…

Being able to communicate effectively is an essential skill for all nurses. Communication in paediatric end of life care can be challenging for both the student and lecturer as it is a rare experience and challenging to teach. Innovative approaches…

AIMS: The aim of this study was to report a secondary qualitative analysis exploring the cultural and practical differences that young people and parents experience when transitioning from children's to adult services. BACKGROUND: Despite two decades…

Aims & Objectives: Providing family focussed care through lessons learned from bereavement follow-up. Methods RMCH is a tertiary PICU in UK with 750 admissions annually. Families of all patients who die in PICU are offered bereavement follow-up at…

Background In order to improve outcomes for acutely unwell children and young people it is essential to learn from those cases in which children deteriorate and die. In our trust there was no universal record of child deaths or deteriorations and no…
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