Pediatric palliative care & advance care planning
As of October 2015, the Children’s Hospice and Palliative Care Coalition (CHPCC) is now a division of the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California. Through CHPCC, we’re leading the way in offering solutions that make a difference for seriously ill and dying children.
POLST for Pediatrics
Conversations about end-of-life care are never easy, especially when the care concerns a seriously ill child.
The Children’s Hospice & Palliative Care Coalition (CHPCC), together with the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California, developed a curriculum that teaches clinicians how to have sensitive, meaningful end-of-life care discussions with parents about their child.
Released in 2012, the curriculum guides doctors, nurses, and other providers in using a POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) form to record parents’ wishes for their child’s care in the final days of life.
We will be offering this training again in 2017. Contact us to join the interest list for POLST for Pediatrics.
February 2016: Courageous Conversations: What Clinicians Need To Know About Palliative Care & Advance Care Planning For Children & Young Adults
Claire Vesely, RN, BSN, CHPPN, Palliative Care Coordinator, UCSF Benoiff Children’s Hospital Oakland