3rd Annual Pediatric Palliative Care Symposium
Woven Together: Care-Giving and Care-Receiving
The Crossroads of Caring for Another and Caring for Self
Thursday, September 28th, 2017 1:00-5:00 p.m. and
Friday, September 29th, 2017 8:00-12:00 a.m.
Life Source Conference Center, 2225 W River Rd N, Minneapolis, MN
Living with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition requires a wide circle of careers. It is not enough to empower and support a child with such a condition, siblings, parents, and even the family. Optimizing care and hope also requires attention to volunteer and professionals that are a part of the circles of care. If any “care-giver” is compromised in their well-being or ability to provide their best, the care of a person living with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition can be adversely affected.
In this symposium, perspectives and tools that support, promote, and extend resilience and hardiness for all care-givers will be presented, demonstrated, discussed, and expanded. Further, the intersections of care providers will be highlighted. Individual, family, and team-care will be addressed separately but as inextricably intertwined. If done well, all can benefit.
Kathie Kobler, MS, APN, PCNS-BC, CHPPN, FPCN is an advanced practice nurse with 32 years of experience caring for infants and children with serious illness. Kathie is APN Coordinator for Center for Fetal Care at Advocate Children’s Hospital. She is an invited professional speaker at local and national venues, and a published author re. perinatal/pediatric palliative care and bereavement issues, including co-author of the 2013 book, “Meaningful Moments: Ritual and Reflection when a Child Dies.” Kathie has served in leadership positions in national palliative care organizations, and is currently Co-Chair of the National Pediatric Hospice & Palliative Care Collaborative and a member of the 2017-2019 National Consensus Project Writing Committee for Community-Based Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care. She is a 2014-2016 Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar, and a PhD Candidate at the University of Illinois at Chicago, with anticipated graduation of Fall, 2017. Kathie was named a 2016 Fellow in Palliative Care Nursing and received the 2017 Distinguished Career Award from the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association.
A full schedule of the symposium, including speakers, will be available soon.