Pediatric Team Support
This 6 CE hour, self-paced online course supports hospice and palliative care professionals in their efforts to become effective, high-functioning, collaborative teams that deliver the best care possible to young patients with serious or life-limiting illness and their families.
Interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary teams are the gold standard of palliative care. Yet these teams can be vulnerable to dysfunction arising when infants, children, teens, and young adults experience intense suffering caused by serious or life-limiting illness. Team dysfunction can create fear of conflict and absence of trust, and can distract providers from giving comprehensive, thorough care.
This course provides the knowledge, tools, and resources to help hospice and palliative care teams create a culture in which all members can flourish in their work. Topics covered include creating a foundation of trust, willingness and tools to address conflict, a strong commitment to the work and to each other, and the ability to put aside individual egos and need for status so that the team can achieve their shared goals.
Comprised of three modules, you’ll be able to demonstrate how to identify, build, and sustain effective high-functioning interdisciplinary teams, which are critical in caring for pediatric palliative care patients and their families and supporting the wellbeing and resilience of team members, by the end of this course.
Enroll in the certificate for $989. Learn more.
What You’ll Learn
- Rationale for developing effective teams in healthcare and characteristics of high-functioning teams
- Understanding the fundamental strategies for building a pediatric palliative care (PPC) team
- Awareness of common barriers to effective PPC team outcomes, including communication breakdowns, insufficient time, geographic complaints, hierarchical organizational structure, and muddled team member roles
- Sustaining team building and the roles vulnerability and authenticity play in developing trust
What You’ll Earn
6 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
Glen Komatsu, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Providence TrinityCare Hospice and Regional Palliative Care.
Denise Hess, MA, MDiv, Chaplain at Providence St. Joseph Health and Executive Director of the Supportive Care Coalition.
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.