Introduction to Pediatric Palliative Care
This 0.5 CE hour, self-paced online course provides a brief overview of the benefits and challenges of pediatric palliative care and the fears many hospice and palliative care professionals may have about caring for infants, children, teens, and young adults with serious illness, and their families.
Pediatric palliative care differs from palliative care for adults in myriad ways, especially as end of life approaches. These differences affect not only the patients and families receiving care, but the hospice and palliative care professionals who deliver that care.
This course introduces healthcare professionals to the challenges, benefits, and value of pediatric palliative care and offers a starting point for building skills and competence that can effectively support infants, children, teens, or young adults with serious illness, and their families.
You’ll receive a brief overview of pediatric palliative care, and examines each learner’s knowledge and readiness to care for infants, children, teens, and young adults with serious illness, and their families.
Enroll in the certificate for $989.
What You’ll Learn
- Assess personal knowledge, skills, and experience in pediatric care
- Explore and identify fears or concerns in caring for the pediatric population
- Compare and contrast the differences in caring for the pediatric and adult hospice and palliative care patients
- Identify how to apply the clinician’s current skill set to build confidence and competence in pediatric care
- Examine and discuss self-care activities for the clinician
What You’ll Earn
.5 continuing education (CE) credits 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
Michelle Goldbach, CNP, MHA, RN, CHPN, Director of Palliative Care and Pediatrics at Elizabeth Hospice in San Diego County, CA.
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.