Importance of Respite

Learning Objectives

  • Review the definition and criteria for respite in children with medical complexity
  • Understand the benefits of respite for a child with medical complexity 
  • Understand the importance of respite from a parent’s perspective
  • Review the barriers to access respite and the difficulties faced during respite 
  • Discuss the importance of respite in developing relationships between families and health care providers at respite facilities

Didactic Speaker

Dr. Joanna Humphreys

Pediatric Palliative Care Physician

Sarah Van Meer

Registered Nurse

Session Materials

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