The Initiative for Pediatric Palliative Care
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Module 5: Improving Communication and Strengthening Relationships

ACTIVITY 1: SEMINAR
Difficult Conversations in Pediatric Palliative Care:
Communication in the Context of Relationship

This seminar reviews the end-of-life communication literature and focuses on the challenges engaging in difficult conversations with children and families.

ACTIVITY 2: SEMINAR
Difficult Conversations in Pediatric Palliative Care:
Sharing the Moral Burden of Decision Making with Parents

This seminar focuses on the challenges of communicating with parents faced with the extraordinarily difficult decision of whether to withdraw life-sustaining medical treatment.

ACTIVITY 3: SEMINAR
Difficult Conversations in Pediatric Palliative Care:
Supporting an Adolescent Facing Death

This seminar addresses the difficulty of addressing the “elephant in the room” when a child’s death is inevitable.

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