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).

December 6, 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

January 22, 2019: Managing Pediatric Seizures at End of Life
Presenter: Melissa Hunt, PharmD, Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist, Optum Hospice Pharmacy Services
Join us as we discuss seizures, one of the most common symptoms seen in pediatric patients receiving hospice or palliative care. Through case examples, this session will review possible causes of seizures, discuss non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatment options based on seizure type, and evaluate potential therapy adjustments that may be necessary as patients approach end-of-life.

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Past Webinars

November 13, 2018: Understanding the Parent Perspective: Pediatric end of life and bereavement
Presenters:
Blyth Lord, EdM & Nancy Frumer Styron, JD, PsyD
Webinar recording coming soon!

September 25, 2018: Transitioning Adolescents into Adult Care
Presenter: Parag Shah, MD
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June 21, 2018: Approach to Neurologic Symptom Management in Children at End of Life
Presenter: Audrey Foster-Barber, MD, University of California San Francisco
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May 15, 2018: Concurrent Care: Pediatrics and complex care plans
Presenter: Shayna Stiles & Brandy O’Brien, NP, TrinityKids Care Team, California
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April 17, 2018: Perinatal Palliative Care
Presenter: David Munson, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
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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
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February 20, 2018: Decision Making in Pediatric Palliative Care
Presenter: Scott Maurer, MD, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
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January 23, 2018: Addressing the Spiritual Needs of Children
Presenters: Elisha Waldman, MD, Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago|
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October 2017: Little People, Big Pain: Overcoming Obstacles to Pain Management in Children
Presenter: Melissa Hunt, PharmD, Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist, Optum Hospice Pharmacy Services
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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
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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.

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