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3rd Annual Pediatric Palliative Care Symposium
Thursday, September 28th, 2017 1:00-5:00 p.m. and
Friday, September 29th, 2017 8:00-12:00 a.m.
Event Review from 2016
2nd Annual Pediatric Palliative Care Symposium | October 14 and 15, 2016
The Thresholds of Living, Dying, and Death:
Pediatric Palliative, Hospice and Bereavement Care
Caring work with children and adolescents living with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions and their families requires attention to sacred spaces, sometimes called thin places between one reality and another. Talking respectfully and honestly about this continuum requires courage, self-awareness, empathy, and compassion. Doing it well requires care of staff, teamwork at its best, and a commitment to enter the threshold.
In this symposium, participants will consider the thresholds of living, dying and death for children, adolescents and their families WITH special attention to perspectives and tools for communicating about these matters with all involved.
- Provide objective feedback and have improved insight about caring and critical conversations.
- Confidently engage in caring and critical conversations with families on the arc of living, dying and death.
- Understand and state Crescent Cove’s mission and vision.
Friday, October 14
1-1:30pm – Welcome & Introduction
1:30 – 2:00 – Session 1
Background and introduction of the focus of the Symposium:
Perspectives and Tools for Communicating When in the Thresholds of Living, Dying, Death and Bereavement
A dialogue between a grief educator and a pediatric physician – Ted Bowman and Scott Schwantes
2:00 – 2:40 – Session 2
Family accounts about caring conversations that were handled well or poorly. Emphasis on aiding all to raise consciousness of what can be helpful and not
2:45 – 3:25 – Professional and volunteer accounts about caring conversations that were handled well or poorly. Emphasis on aiding all to raise consciousness of what can be helpful and not
3:30 – 3:45 – Break
3:45 – Session 3
Case studies at tables to draw out as many components and attributes of well-done conversations as possible. Examples of words tone, actions, will be posted either on newsprint and / or entered into a computer for quick showing the collective wisdom of the group
4:45 Presentation and facilitated discussion of the results of recommended practices
5:30 – Session 4
Comments about listening to the grief of children by Donna Schuurman, Executive Director Emeritus of the Dougy Center in Portland, Oregon, the first Children’s Grief Center in the US founded in 1982
6 – Closing Remarks
Saturday, October 15
7:30 – 8:15 – Continental Breakfast
8:15 – Welcome
8: 30 – 9:30 – Session 5
Launching support – Donna Schuurman – thoughts about what Crescent Cove should consider as it moves forward to be the first pediatric palliative care and children’s hospice in the Midwest.
9:30 – Brief Break
9:45 – Session 6
Exploring implications of the first day: how to talk with families and with colleagues about a child living with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition and how these implications relate to overall care
Small groups – implications of the symposium – mixed member groups
10:45 – Session 7
Comments from clinical and spiritual leaders about what was shared Friday – implications for their members and communities
11:50 – Next steps & Close
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 Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare and Crescent Cove.
Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare is accredited by the MMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Gillette designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ on October 14 and 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ on October 15. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity is designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing continuing education requirements for 5.5 contact hours on October 14 and 4.0 contact hours on October 15. It is the responsibility of the participant to determine if this program meets Minnesota Board of Nursing rules relating to mandatory continuing education provisions of the Minnesota Nurse Practice Act.
This activity is worth a maximum of 4.5 clock hours on October 14 and 3.0 clock hours on October 15. It is the responsibility of the individual to determine if this activity meets their professional requirements for continuing education credit.
Details from the 2015 Symposium:
Families, clinicians, and policy makers, came together to advance support for kids and families facing life threatening illnesses. Crescent Cove is dedicated to addressing many of the areas of support needed as they continue to work toward building the first residential children’s hospice and respite home in the Midwest.
Hal Siden, M.D. at Canuck place, children’s hospice in Vancouver Canada, and Jan Aldridge, Psychologist at Martin House, children’s Hospice in England, shared wonderful insight from their work with families and encouraged our efforts here in Minnesota.
Listen to the discussion at the symposium here:
Thank you to the over 50 participants, life source for hosting us, and Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare for partnering to make continued education credits available and to Kim Berning and Berning Design for creating all of the materials.