The number of children living with and dying from complex, chronic illnesses in the U.S. gives way to the necessity of palliative care programs that address the unique needs of children and their families. In this course, you will learn about the basic principles of pediatric palliative care and the ways that you can promote quality of life in pediatric palliative care. The goal of this course is to provide nurses in hospice and palliative care with knowledge of pediatric palliative care.
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Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Overview of Pediatric Palliative Care
Evolution of Pediatrics
Deaths of Children: The Numbers
Ethical Issues in Caring for a Seriously Ill or Injured Child
What Is Palliative Care?
What Is Hospice Care?
Changing the Landscape of Pediatric Palliative Care
Philosophy and Goals
Principles of Palliative Care
Palliative Care Models
Challenges to the Provision of Services
Section 3: Promoting Quality of Life
Stages of Development
Children’s Concept of Death
Working with Siblings
Tips for Parents in Talking with Children or Siblings about Death
Quality of Life
Facilitating Quality of Life
Section 4: Conclusion
The content for this course was revised by Amy Haskamp, MSN, RN, PCNS-BC, CPON, CHPPN.
Amy Haskamp is a Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist for the Pediatric Palliative Care Team (PACT) at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health Hospital. She has over 16 years of experience caring for children with cancer before joining PACT in 2014. Working with the oncology population, she became interested in pain management, psychosocial support, and pediatric palliative care. She lectures and teaches at the local, national, and international level, and has been a member of the ELNEC pediatric faculty since 2011. Ms. Haskamp is an active reviewer for pediatric palliative care education and has co-authored several publications on pediatric palliative care.
The content for this course was created by The ELNEC Project Team.
The ELNEC Project, which began in 2000, is a collaboration between the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), Washington, DC and the City of Hope, Duarte, CA. For more information about ELNEC, go to www.aacnnursing.org/ELNEC.
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