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About the Pediatric Palliative Care 2023 Webinar Series
Register Today for the 2023 PPC Webinar Series

There continues to be significant data highlighting the workforce shortage in pediatric palliative care. As the number of children with chronic, complex and life-limiting illness continues to increase, the training needs of physicians and healthcare teams has increased as well. Many adult providers, family practitioners and smaller hospice teams have identified training as the leading barrier to their ability to provide end-of-life care to children. Larger systems with new or established pediatric palliative care (PPC) teams often struggle to find time for education or funding to support professional development.

A team from Pennsylvania’s Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition (PPCC), Greater Illinois Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition (GIPPCC), Children’s Hospice & Palliative Care Coalition of California (CHPCC), and the CSU Shiley Haynes Institute for Palliative Care have collaborated to offer the PPC Webinar Series to raise the visibility of pediatric palliative care and to build clinicians’ competencies and confidence in providing care to children.



2023 Pediatric Palliative Care Webinars

Parents of Children with Complex Medical Needs: Toward an Integrated Behavioral Health Approach

January 19, Thursday - 12:00 PST | 1:00 MST | 2:00 CST | 3:00 EST

The purpose of this talk is to highlight the growing population of parents as long-term caregivers who experience significant psychological distress and trauma; to offer the most advanced guidance to all providers about how to recognize and treat this population; and to offer our own leadership experiences within the hospital setting to improve care for children and their families.

Sandra Clancy, PhD; Justine Dellaria, MSW, LICSW

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Compassion, Connection and Creativity: Utilizing Music Therapy to Navigate Caregiver Guilt in Pediatric Palliative Care

February 21, Tuesday - 12:00 PST | 1:00 MST | 2:00 CST | 3:00 EST

The presenter will highlight the role of music therapy to support caregiver coping and will discuss how music therapists can provide meaningful opportunities for connection and beauty. The use of clinical case studies and consented media examples will be incorporated to further demonstrate these concepts. This presenter will discuss the ways in which overarching frameworks and concepts from this presentation can be integrated into clinical work by interdisciplinary providers. Recommended techniques that can be utilized in the home setting to support and respond to caregiver guilt of patients and families receiving palliative / and or hospice care will be provided. 

Lydia Westle, MMT, MT-BC, Music Therapy Clinical Expert

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Common Problem - Uncommon Solution: Managing Pediatric Pain with Methadone

March 16, Thursday - 12:00 PST | 1:00 MST | 2:00 CST | 3:00 EST

Methadone, when dosed appropriately, may improve pain control for children even when other opioids have been insufficient. Providers are often hesitant to prescribe methadone for children due to somewhat complex pharmacology. Attendees will apply knowledge gained from this session to patient case studies, increasing confidence and understanding when to initiate, monitor, and care for children on methadone safely and effectively.

Melissa Hunt, PharmD, BCPPS

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The 5 Ws of Guidance for Pediatric End-of-Life Care

April 20, Thursday - 12:00 PST | 1:00 MST | 2:00 CST | 3:00 EST

In this webinar, the presenters will review the 2022 American Academy of Pediatrics report outlining best practices for Pediatric End-of-Life Care.

Renee D. Boss, MD, MHS; Jenni Linebarger, MD, MPH, FAAP, FAAHPM

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Caring for a Child in the Community

May 16, Tuesday - 12:00 PST | 1:00 MST | 2:00 CST | 3:00 EST

Community-based hospice organizations are essential in providing home-based support to children and families facing life-limiting illness, especially those living in rural communities. Using case vignettes and the experiences of one community-based pediatric hospice interdisciplinary group, this webinar will explore hospice best practices for communication and collaboration with a child’s whole care team -- from hospital to community to home -- and how hospice organizations might leverage internal and community-based resources to support families, including volunteers, bereavement specialists, and philanthropic or charitable organizations.

Kristen Moyer, MD, MTS, FAAP; Ann Pilarte, MSW, LSW, APHSW-C

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When Parents Want Aggressive Treatment for Their Dying Child: How do I respond and where do I turn?

June 20, Tuesday - 12:00 PST | 1:00 MST | 2:00 CST | 3:00 EST

This webinar will provide concrete tools for analysis and resolution of critical situations when parents request treatment that may not help (and may potentially harm) their child.

Robert Macauley, MD, FAAP, FAAHPM

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Whole Person Care: Looking at the Child Behind the Disability

August 15, Tuesday - 12:00 PST | 1:00 MST | 2:00 CST | 3:00 EST

Utilizing the Models of Disability and personal anecdotes, the presenters will illustrate how we can better provide equitable and inclusive care for all our patients and their families.

Dawn Graeme, DPT; Christine Burke, Ms. Wheelchair America 2022

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Blending the Art & Science of Child Life to Foster Choice, Connection, and Agency in Pediatric Patients

September 21, Thursday - 12:00 PST | 1:00 MST | 2:00 CST | 3:00 EST

This presentation will provide professionals with education and tools on how to involve children in decision making commensurate with their development, medical knowledge, and interest in participating in their medical treatment.

Korie Leigh, PhD, MPH, CCLS, CT; Jennifer Mangers-Deans, MHA, MS, CCLS

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REALIGN-RESPOND-REPAIR: Responding to Discrimination with your Interdisciplinary Team

October 17, Tuesday - 12:00 PST | 1:00 MST | 2:00 CST | 3:00 EST

In this webinar, the presenters will discuss an innovative communication tool for responding to discrimination in real time in the clinical setting, while aligning with patients around care and supporting teammates.

Kate Ostrander, MD, FAAP; Grace N. Slater, MD, FAAP

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What is Structural Competency? How Inequality Makes Us Sick

November 16, Thursday - 12:00 PST | 1:00 MST | 2:00 CST | 3:00 EST

Structural competency is the capacity for health professionals to recognize and respond to health and illness as the downstream effects of broad social, political, and economic structures. Join us as we discuss these concepts through a pediatric palliative care case and examine how structures affect our practice of healthcare.

Jenifer Matthews, MD

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