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.

Pediatric Webinar Series

The 2018 Pediatric Webinar Series is presented in collaboration with the Pennsylvania’s Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition (PPCC) and Greater Illinois Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition (GIPPCC).

October 18, 2018: Deep in the Weeds: Medical Marijuana and Pediatric Palliative Care
Presenter: Elissa Miller, MD, DuPont Hospital for Children
In this webinar, we will discuss the history of medical marijuana and the current medical marijuana laws in the United States. We will also discuss current evidence and recommendations for medical marijuana use in pediatric palliative care.

Webinar Registration

November 13, 2018: Understanding the Parent Perspective: Pediatric end of life and bereavement
Presenter: Blyth Lord, EdM & Nancy Frumer Styron, JD, psyD
This webinar will share important information for providers regarding an understanding of anticipatory grief and the challenges of parenting a child who is dying, as well as parental bereavement following the death of a child.

Webinar Registration

Past Webinars

September 25: Transitioning Adolescents into Adult Care
Presenter: Parag Shah, MD

June 21: Approach to Neurologic Symptom Management in Children at End of Life
Presenter: Audrey Foster-Barber, MD, University of California San Francisco

Webinar recording coming soon!

May 15, 2018: Concurrent Care: Pediatrics and complex care plans
Presenter: Shayna Stiles & Brandy O’Brien, NP, TrinityKids Care Team, California
Concurrent Care: Webinar

April 17, 2017: Perinatal Palliative Care
Presenter: David Munson, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Perinatal Palliative Care Webinar

March 20, 2018: Kids Needs Care Too! Developing collaborations, competencies and confidence to care for kids
Presenters: Jody Chrastek, RN, & Diane Knust, LCSW, Fairview Home Care and Hospice, Minnesota
Kids Need Care Too! Webinar

February 20, 2018: Decision Making in Pediatric Palliative Care
Presenter: Scott Maurer, MD, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Decision Making in Pediatric Palliative Care Webinar

January 23, 2018: Addressing the Spiritual Needs of Children
Presenters: Elisha Waldman, MD, Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Addressing the Spiritual Needs of Children Webinar

October 2017: Little People, Big Pain: Overcoming Obstacles to Pain Management in Children
Presenter: Melissa Hunt, PharmD
View webinar recording

February 2016: Courageous Conversations: What Clinicians Need To Know About Palliative Care & Advance Care Planning For Children & Young Adults
Presenter: Claire Vesely, RN, BSN, CHPPN, Palliative Care Coordinator, UCSF Benoiff Children’s Hospital Oakland
View webinar recording



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.

Contact us to join the interest list for POLST for Pediatrics.