Pediatric Palliative Care Curriculum

POLST for Pediatrics

Conversations about end-of-life care are never easy, especially when the care concerns a seriously ill child.

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California, together with the Children’s Hospice & Palliative Care Coalition (CHPCC), developed this interdisciplinary curriculum to build skills in sensitive, meaningful end-of-life care discussions with parents about their child.

Released in 2012 and updated in 2019, 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.

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