Evaluating a Pediatric Palliative Care Elective Rotation Through Prompted Reflective Writing and Aligning with Competencies

Title

Evaluating a Pediatric Palliative Care Elective Rotation Through Prompted Reflective Writing and Aligning with Competencies

Creator

Crawford C; Arevalo Soriano T; Lu S; Rubenstein J; Jarrell JA

Publisher

Journal of palliative medicine

Date

2023

Subject

fatigue; Palliative Care; child; article; human; United States; population health; palliative therapy; hospice; resident; clinical evaluation; physical examination; intestine obstruction; medical education; Rotation; learning; writing; accreditation; professionalism; rotation; inductive reasoning

Description

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 subcompetencies as set forth by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and published subspecialty competencies for residents in pediatric hospice and palliative medicine (pHPM). Objective(s): To evaluate what residents are learning on a four-week pediatric palliative care elective rotation at a single institution and how these learnings fulfill ACGME and pHPM competencies. Setting/Subjects: Prompted, written reflections were collected from residents completing a pediatric palliative care rotation at a large, urban academic center in the United States between academic years 2016-2017 and 2020-2021. Measurements: A qualitative, inductive reasoning approach was used to analyze reflections for emergent themes and codes. A deductive approach was used to map resulting codes to ACGME core competencies, Pediatric subcompetencies, and pHPM competencies. Result(s): Twenty-five resident reflections were collected. Inductive analysis revealed three primary themes and 102 codes. These codes were mapped to all six ACGME core competencies and mapped to most Pediatric subcompetencies with the exception of performing a physical examination, organizing and prioritizing patients, diagnostic evaluation, and community and population health. Codes mapped to most pHPM competencies with the exception of two symptom-based competencies, malignant bowel obstruction and severe fatigue. Conclusion(s): Residents' written reflections following a pediatric palliative care elective rotation demonstrated robust learnings that fulfill many core, specialty, and subspecialty competencies, particularly those that relate to patient- and family-centered care, communication, professionalism, and systems-based practice.

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Citation List Month

October List 2023

Collection

Citation

Crawford C; Arevalo Soriano T; Lu S; Rubenstein J; Jarrell JA, “Evaluating a Pediatric Palliative Care Elective Rotation Through Prompted Reflective Writing and Aligning with Competencies,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed May 30, 2024, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/19343.