How to introduce Paediatric Palliative Care | PC #3.1

Learning Objectives:

  • Reflect on barriers and strategies for referring clinicians who introduce Paediatric Palliative Care (PPC) to their patients
  • Discuss strategies for introducing PPC to patients and families from the perspective of palliative care clinicians

Sarah Lord, MD, FRCP(C), the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)

Dr. Sarah Lord is a physician on the Paediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT) at SickKids. She completed her general paediatrics residency training at the University of Toronto followed by fellowship training in paediatric palliative care and an MHSc in bioethics. In addition to her role on PACT, Sarah also works on the inpatient Paediatric Medicine and Complex Care programs.

What our participants say about the Palliative Care ECHO:

The topics have been helpful in caring for our [complex] paediatric patients, in our community, we may not have a lot of complex children but we seem to have "one of everything" (i.e., one patient with a trachesostomy, one with metabolic condition)

Clinical Nurse Specialist Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre August 10, 2020

The Paediatric ECHO sessions in palliative care have fostered both my learning and my sense of community in what is a particularly sensitive and challenging area of practice.

Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist Kingston Health Sciences Centre August 10, 2020

I have had a long time interest in palliative care, and it is a significant part of the care I provide as a pediatric oncologist. I decided to register for Project ECHO because it allows me to continue my education in this area and to participate in the community of pediatric palliative care providers in the province.

Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist Kingston Health Sciences Centre May 28, 2020

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