Interactive Palliative And End-of-life Care Modules For Pediatric Residents

Title

Interactive Palliative And End-of-life Care Modules For Pediatric Residents

Creator

Ross MK; Doshi A; Carrasca L; Pian P; Auger J; Baker A; Proudfoot JA; Pian MS

Identifier

https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/7568091

Publisher

International Journal Of Paediatrics

Date

2017

Subject

Internship And Residency; Palliative Care; Pilot Projects; Terminal Care

Description

Background. There is a need for increased palliative care training during pediatric residency. Objective. In this pilot study, we created a comprehensive experiential model to teach palliative care skills to pediatric residents. Our Comfort Care Modules (CCMs) address pediatric palliative care (PPC) topics of breaking bad news, dyspnea, anxiety, pain management, and the dying child. We also evaluated a scoring system and gathered qualitative data. Methods. The CCMs are part of the University of California San Diego pediatric residency's second-year curriculum. Comparisons were made for statistical trends between residents exposed to the modules (n = 15) and those not exposed (n = 4). Results. Nineteen of 36 residents (52%) completed surveys to self-rate their preparedness, knowledge, and confidence about PPC before and after the intervention. Resident scores increased in all areas. All improvements reached statistical significance except confidence when breaking bad news. Overall, the resident feedback about the CCMs was positive. Conclusions. This study demonstrates that the CCMs can be performed effectively in an academic setting and can benefit residents' self-perception of preparedness, confidence, and knowledge about pediatric palliative care. In the future, we plan to implement the modules on a larger scale. We encourage their use in interprofessional settings and across institutions.

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Citation List Month

May 2017 List

Citation

Ross MK; Doshi A; Carrasca L; Pian P; Auger J; Baker A; Proudfoot JA; Pian MS, “Interactive Palliative And End-of-life Care Modules For Pediatric Residents,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed May 18, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/10833.

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