Basic Concepts in Easing Suffering and Promoting Healing for Pediatric Patients
The progressive illness and/or impending death of an infant, child, teen, or young adult can cause profound grief in the patient as well as the family. This 1 CE hour course focuses on supporting those who are grieving, as well as creating legacy, which is important for children and adolescents who are living with life-threatening illnesses and need to know they are loved and will be remembered.
Families who experience the pain of losing a child to terminal illness know that grief does not begin at death – it begins at the time of diagnosis. This course offers insights into the journey of chronic grief that young patients and their families often experience and outlines strategies that hospice and palliative care practitioners can employ to provide support.
This course comprises two modules that focus on supporting grieving children, teens, and young adults with serious illness, and their families.
Enroll in the the certificate for $989. Learn more.
What You’ll Learn
- Bereavement support needs of parents and other adult family members
- Differentiate the unique bereavement needs of children
- Evolving creation of legacy, including options for creating keepsakes
- Assessing individual patient and family needs regarding the creation of legacy
- Integrating such needs into the plan of care
What You’ll Earn
1 continuing education (CE) credit provided through California State University San Marcos, accredited and approved by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
Have a team to train? We offer special group pricing.
The Institute’s Pediatric Palliative Care 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
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.
Rev. Kathleen Ennis-Durstine, MDiv, BCC, Senior Chaplain/Manager, Children’s National Health System, and faculty member of the Pediatric Chaplains Institute.
Rev. Mark Bartel, MDiv, BCC, Chaplain Manager, Spiritual Care, Arnold Palmer Medical Center, Orlando Health, and faculty member of the Pediatric Chaplains Institute.
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.