A Week in the Life: Pediatric Palliative Care through the Eyes of a Medical Student

Title

A Week in the Life: Pediatric Palliative Care through the Eyes of a Medical Student

Creator

Williams E; Jarrell JA; Rubenstein J

Publisher

Children

Date

2021

Subject

reflection; pediatric palliative care; medical education; narrative medicine

Description

To complete the curriculum, learners rotating through a pediatric palliative care service are asked to submit a piece of reflective writing. Here, we share an edited version of the narrative one student submitted, accompanied by a brief consideration of the numerous benefits of reflective writing for medical trainees (including improved communication and professionalism skills, as well as increased levels of empathy and comfort when facing complex or difficult situations). Additionally, we describe how brief personal narratives may serve to reduce common misconceptions and confusion by educating patients, families, and clinicians about the reality and the role of pediatric palliative care.

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Citation List Month

January 2022 List

Collection

Citation

Williams E; Jarrell JA; Rubenstein J, “A Week in the Life: Pediatric Palliative Care through the Eyes of a Medical Student,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 1, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/17784.

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