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Integration of palliative care
Integration of Palliative Care along the Life Cycle of the Seriously Ill Child and Family
Presented by Joanne Wolfe, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, Pediatric Palliative Care
Boston Children's Hospital
Division Chief, Pediatric Palliative Care Service
Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Learning Objectives: Attendees of this session will be able to:
- Describe the approach to PPC integration early in the care of children with serious illness
- Explain how PPC involves integrated care directed at the physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs of the child and family, delivered by an integrated team, and at times in collaboration with a specialty PPC Team
- Evaluate whether PPC integration improves child and outcomes
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