Activity ID



September 18, 2023

Format Type


CME Credit



$50 - $65
CME Provider

American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine


This module is designed to acquaint healthcare practitioners with a base of knowledge and a defined set of skills to care for children with life-threatening conditions. Topics include the differences between adult and pediatric palliative care, communication techniques, barriers to providing palliative care, and more. The content is not meant to be a full treatise on pediatric palliative care, but rather to highlight the unique features of this population and this care dynamic

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Educational Objectives

Define pediatric palliative care (PPC) and related concepts, including patient demographics and hospice eligibility criteria
Identify similarities and differences between adult palliative care and PPC
Identify barriers to providing comprehensive palliative care for pediatric patients from the time of diagnosis of a life-threatening condition and strategies to circumvent those barriers
Use effective communication techniques when discussing palliative care, chronic conditions, terminal illness, and death with children and their families
Recognize anticipatory, normal, and pathologic grief and initiate effective interventions to help families through their bereavement
Initiate effective management of psychological issues, including practical concerns, related to children with life-threatening conditions
Identify and explain ethical and legal issues related to palliative care for pediatric patients
Assess and manage non-pain symptoms in pediatric patients
Assess and manage refractory symptoms in pediatric patients
Anticipate and manage the physical, psychosocial, and spiritual suffering surrounding a child's death


Palliative Care, Hospice, Pediatrics, Hospice


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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