Certificates in Pediatric Palliative Care
Pediatric palliative care differs significantly from palliative care for adults in myriad ways, especially as end of life approaches. These courses – which can be taken individually or as full Certificate programs – are designed to help clinicians gain confidence and expertise in caring for young patients with serious or terminal illness.
This rich array of self-paced online courses provides pediatric specialists, or hospice, palliative care, and home health professionals serving patients of all ages, with comprehensive skills and strategies needed to effectively care for seriously ill infants, children, teens, and young adults, and their families.
Have a team to train? We offer special group pricing.
This in-depth curriculum was developed by expert clinicians in pediatric palliative care from leading children’s hospitals and hospice programs, with support from:
- Children’s Hospice and Palliative Care Coalition/Coalition for Compassionate Care of California
- Providence TrinityCare Hospice and Trinity KidsCare
Kimberly Bower, MD, FAAHPM, HMDC, former Chief of Palliative Medicine at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego and current Medical Director of Blue Shield of California Promise Plan
Joan “Jody” Ramer Chrastek, RN, DNP, FPCN, the PACCT (Pediatric Advanced Complex Care Team) coordinator for Fairview Home Care and Hospice, Minneapolis, MN
Michelle Goldbach, CNP, MHA, RN, CHPN, Director of Palliative Care and Pediatrics at Elizabeth Hospice in San Diego County, CA
Denise Hess, MA, MDiv, Chaplain at Providence St. Joseph Health and Executive Director of the Supportive Care Coalition
Glen Komatsu, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Providence TrinityCare Hospice and Regional Palliative Care
Debra Lotstein, MD, MPH, Director of the Division of Comfort and Palliative Care at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Susan Montgomery, RN, BSN, MA, a medical writer whose clinical career as a registered nurse included caring for children and adults in both critical care and hospice. She is the former Director of Interdisciplinary Practice at Suncoast Hospice.
Therese Trebaol, DBioethics, clinical ethics consultation specialist; creator and manager of the palliative care program at Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles; past interim Director of Bioethics at Kaiser Permanente in Woodland Hills
Completion and Refunds
In order to complete this course and obtain a certificate, you must view the course in its entirety, correctly answer all case studies and quiz/test questions (as appropriate) and complete the evaluation. You will have 90 days to access this course from the date of purchase. No refunds are given for self-paced courses.