Best Practices in Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Children and Families

Sponsored by the Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies at Fairfield University And The Connecticut Coalition to Improve End-of-Life Care

Saturday, April 23, 2016
8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Dolan School of Business Dining Room, Fairfield University

Cost: $35 (continental breakfast and boxed lunch will be provided)

Keynote Speaker

Kerry Moss, MD
Kerry Moss, MD

Hematology/Oncology & Division of Pain & Palliative Care
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Hartford

Board Certifications
Pediatrics

Faculty Appointment
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Expertise
Dr. Moss is the medical director of Reach for the STARS, a specialized program dedicated to managing the late effects of childhood cancer therapies. Dr. Moss also specializes in pediatric palliative and end-of-life care.

Registration

Cost: $35 (continental breakfast and boxed lunch will be provided)

Course Description

This half-day educational workshop will focus on promoting best practices in pediatric and end-of-life care for children that have serious medical conditions.

Target Audience

Nurses, physicians, social workers, palliative and hospice care workers, chaplains and others who provide care to children and adolescents with life threatening conditions.

Objectives

At the end of this conference, participants will be able to:
  1. Promote an improved understanding of pediatric palliative care and its role in pediatric medicine.
  2. Develop an understanding of the experience of working with dying children through the Sunflower Kids Program.
  3. Discuss essential themes of the lived experience of parental bereavement.
  4. Identify strategies that the health care team could implement in practice to minimize suffering and maximize support for bereaved parents.
  5. Discuss the impact of an interprofessional health care team on a child's quality of life, when living with a complex medical condition.

Event Schedule

8:30 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast; Statewide Survey

8:50 a.m.
Welcoming Remarks: Dean & Professor Meredith Kazer, PhD, APRN
Introductions: Dr. Eileen O’Shea, DNP, APRN, CHHPN

9:00 a.m.
“Pediatric Palliative Care and the Experience of Working with the Dying Child”
Dr. Kerry Moss
Hematology/Oncology & Division of Pain and Palliative Medicine
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Hartford CT
Sunflower Kids Program Medical Director

10:00 a.m.
Break

10:15 a.m.
“Understanding Parental Bereavement”
Christine Denhup, PhD, APRN, CPNP
Assistant Professor
Southern Connecticut State University
Department of Nursing

11:15 a.m.
"Assisting Children with Complex Medical Conditions: Panelists Describe an Interprofessional Approach."

12:15 p.m
Networking & Lunch

1:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks/Evaluations/Survey

Panelists

Kendra Frederick, MS, CCLS - Child Life Specialist, Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital

Mary Jane Galvin, MSN, APRN, CPHONPediatric Hematology Oncology, Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital

Marisol Lassalle, L.C.S.W. - Pediatric Oncology Social Worker, Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital

Stephanie Ann Massaro, MD, MPH - Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital

Mary Virginia Szondy, BSN, RN - Pediatric Care Manager, Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital

Facilitator: Lenonard Comeau, MD - Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Connecticut Children's Medical Center

Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of The John D. Thompson Hospice Institute for Education, Training, and Research, Inc., and Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, Fairfield University, and The Connecticut Coalition to Improve End-of-Life Care. The John D. Thompson Hospice Institute for Education, Training and Research, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The John D. Thompson Hospice Institute for Education, Training and Research, Inc., and is pending approval for 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (CMEs).

This program has been planned and implemented according to guidelines of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation through the joint sponsorship of The John D. Thompson Hospice Institute for Education, Training, and Research, Inc., and The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, Fairfield University, and The Connecticut Coalition to Improve End-of-Life Care. The John D. Thompson Hospice Institute for Education, Training and Research, Inc. is an Approved Provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the Northeast Multistate Division, an Accredited Approver by the American Nursing Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, and is pending approval for 3.25 Contact Hours (CEUs).

This program is pending approval for Continuing Education Credit Hours by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for CT Social Worker Licensure renewal and has been designated for 3.25 CECs.

Disclosure

The speakers and the members of the Planning Committee do not have any commercial or financial interest which would bias the presentation.
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