Activity ID



March 5, 2021

Format Type


CME Credit



CME Provider

American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine


Studies show that when seriously ill children receive palliative care, they experience less suffering (including pain and dyspnea). Only a small minority of those practicing in hospice and palliative care are experienced in the care of pediatric patients and families and only a small number of pediatricians are experienced in palliative care and hospice. Providers need evidence-based education on the needs and care of pediatric patients and their families/caregivers. Providers need the opportunity to apply knowledge to cases to improved their competence. This activity engages the learner in case-based self-assessment questions and includes references and rationale for responses. The online self-assessment allows the learner to engage the content on demand at her/his convenience.

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Educational Objectives

1. Identify appropriate communication techniques when discussing palliative care, chronic conditions, terminal illness, and death with children and their families.
2. Describe legal/financial/regulatory issues surrounding the care of children in hospice and palliative medicine.
3. Evaluate and propose management of physical symptoms and whole person suffering surrounding a child's death.


Pediatrics, Adolescents, Developmentally Appropriate Care, Hospice and Palliative Care


Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Medical Knowledge, Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Professionalism, Systems-based Practice

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Practice Setting

Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Rural, Urban, VA/Military

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