Thursday, September 27, 2018
9:00 am – 10:30 am HST
11:00 am – 12:30 pm AKT
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm PT
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm MT
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm CT
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm ET
The pediatric interdisciplinary team has the privilege of being involved in end-of-life care for children and their families. To ensure the ability to deliver expert, compassionate care at the end of a child’s life, it is essential that the care team has expertise in both the art and science of end-of-life care.
The death of child, whether expected or unexpected, is a complicated, emotional experience for the dying child, family, and healthcare team. End-of-life care and discussions are not usually part of nursing or medical training. This webinar will provide an understanding of the end-of-life journey and ways the interdisciplinary care team can facilitate a “good death”; care for and support the family through this emotional journey; and help the grieving team throughout and after the child’s death. Join us to learn applicable concepts, tools, and care delivery models that will facilitate your ability to provide expert, compassionate care at the end of life.
- Developing an interdisciplinary care plan that addresses the physical, psychological, social, spiritual, and cultural needs of the dying child and family
- Interventions that can be incorporated into the plan of care to facilitate the grief process
- How to prevent or diminish distressing symptoms a dying child may experience
- Supporting and caring for the grieving team
- Pediatric palliative care versus end-of-life care
- Ways the care team can incorporate effective and meaningful communication in end-of-life care
- Care at the time of death – the art of being present
- Incorporating complementary and expressive therapies into end of life care
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This session is best suited for doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, therapists, child life specialists, creative arts therapists, social workers, chaplains, volunteers, and nursing assistants.
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