Educational initiatives

Betty Ferrell, Hollye Harrington Jacobs, Jeffrey C. Klick, John M. Saroyan, Elana E. Evan, Margaret Comeau, Sarah E. Friebert, David Browning

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The provision of excellent pediatric palliative care is contingent on professionals who are prepared to deliver this complex care. Fortunately, in recent years there have been significant advances in the education of professionals both in formal training programs and through continuing education. This chapter summarizes several of these initiatives, including a model of nursing education, pediatric inpatient care, a model of interdisciplinary education, resident/fellowship medical education, and physician continuing medical education. Although there are differences across these programs intended for the unique needs of each population, there are also important "common threads," as each program has advanced both the core content needed in the field and innovative methods of teaching.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPalliative Care for Infants, Children, and Adolescents
Subtitle of host publicationA Practical Handbook
PublisherThe Johns Hopkins University Press
Number of pages29
ISBN (Print)1421401487, 9781421401492
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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