Paediatric Advance Care Planning and the Uniqueness of Paediatric Palliative Care

Wed, October 07, 2020 - Wed, October 14, 2020
Webinar Series

Hosted by the HPCO

This webinar series is intended for health care/service providers and hospice volunteers.

1. When a Child’s Wish should no longer be kept a Secret: An important discussion around Advance Care Planning in the Pediatric Community

  • October 7, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
  • Presented by Carolyn Wilson, RN, BScN, MN & Amy Archer, RN, BScN, CHPCN(C)

Advance Care Planning (ACP) is more than decision making, it is about preparing for the future and preparing for what decisions may need to be made. ACP is also critical in guiding the individuals’ future decision maker to be able to make decisions that are based on the person’s values and beliefs. Although there has been great gains in the adult literature, there is a gap in the literature, and in resources to support such discussions in the pediatric population. There is also a level of discomfort and uncertainty for professionals’ around the child’s goals of care and wishes and it can be difficult for clinicians to initiate conversations, as they are unsure of family readiness. Having these conversations early, can provide an action plan for everyone and ensure that patient/parent wishes are respected. Join this webinar to discuss Pediatric Advance Care Planning, to hear first hand from a parent the importance of listening to the wishes of the child/ parent. We also will be acknowledging the research that has been conducted and the gaps that currently exist, as well as planning for future engagement opportunities.

2. Understanding the Uniqueness of Paediatric Palliative Care

  • October 14, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
  • Presented by Sandra Ross, RN, BA, CHPCN(C) & Carolyn Wilson, RN, BScN, MN

In this session Sandra Ross RN, BA, CHPCNc, and Carolyn Wilson RN, BScN, MN, will walk participants through a typical journey for a child with a life-threatening diagnosis and their family. Having worked in tertiary care centers, rehabilitation hospitals, disease-clustered camping and hospice, together they bring expertise in the nature of pediatric illness’ and the many ways in which a well-coordinated palliative care practice intersects with this vulnerable population. The case presented provides a framework for exemplifying key practical and philosophical differences between the pediatric and adult realms, as well as an opportunity to reflect on how responsive and unique pediatric palliative care is, just like the children they serve.

There is a one-time fee of $75 + HST to attend both sessions.

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