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Paediatric Palliative Care: essential componets and best practice

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Palliative care for children remains a relatively small but integral part of the health care services. A child receiving the services of palliative care can require assistance with establishing links to various community organisations that can support them over years of a slowly declining trajectory, to end of life care over a short space of time. For those unused to caring for children the challenge of their needs can be overwhelming. Increasingly, the demands for education and training in the specialised needs of children and their families are being sought, as families seek to remain at home during the time of their child’s illness in order to maintain as normal a lifestyle as possible.

This webinar aims to offer some basic guidelines about paediatric palliative care. It will cover:

  • definitions
  • models of paediatric care
  • the needs of a dying child and family
  • overview paediatric palliative
  • supporting families – including childhood issues and adolescent issues
  • models and approaches to paediatric palliative care
  • communicating with children and families
  • children’s understanding of death
  • sibling grief.

This webcast is available for registered participants for 3 weeks.

Cost:   ACN members $22 (incl. GST)
            Non-members $30 (incl. GST)

 

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