Event: Pediatric Palliative Care Curriculum



Roger Sherman Auditorium
Akron Children's Hospital
3rd floor

2015 Schedule

Jan. 7: When is the World Going to Stop Changing? The Future of Palliative Care - Cassandra Hirsh, DO

Feb. 4: Is My Patient Dying? How You Can Help Ease Suffering -  Catherine Kelly-Langen, MD

March 4:  What Do I Do if a Family Asks Me to Pray with Them? - Karen Ballard, MCM, BCC

April 1: What Happens When the Drugs I Know How to Use Don’t Work? Advanced Pain Management - Catherine Kelly- Langen, MD

May 6: Trauma Changes the Brain at Any Age (Yes, Babies Too): How Does this Affect our Patient Interactions? - Emily Kutner, PhD, Anne Reagan, PsyD & Laura Gerak, PhD

June 3:  Never Too Young to Know Loss: Children’s Grief and Bereavement -  Nancy Carst, LISW-S, CT

July 1: Healing Interventions without Side Effects: Expressive Therapy - Sarah Gaither, MT-BC, Molly Kohut, MA, ATR-BC, PCC and Nicole Robinson, MFA

Aug. 5: Disability Rights, Access & Awareness for Healthcare Practitioners - Kristin Hildebrant, JD

Sept. 2: Suffering All Around Me, How Do I Keep Bouncing Back? Building Resiliency in a Trauma Exposed Environment - Laura Gerak, PhD, Carol O’Connell, PsyD, Catherine Kelly-Langen, MD and Beth Forst, RN

Oct. 7: Why Am I Already Grieving? Exploring Anticipatory Loss - Nancy Carst, LISW-S, CT

Nov. 4:  No One is Telling My Patient How Sick She Really is: Enhanced Communication - Cassandra Hirsh, DO

Dec. 2:  Can’t We All Just Get Along? The Ethics of Conflict Resolution - Sarah Friebert, MD

2016 Schedule

Jan. 6:  An Empty Lantern Provides No Light: Refueling through Self-Care - Stephanie Allen, MSN

Feb. 3:  The Invisible Child: Understanding the Experiences of Siblings in the World of Chronic Illness - Laura Gerak, PhD

March 2:  I’m 17 and It’s My Body! Ethics of Adolescent Communication - Cassandra Hirsh, DO

April 6:  What Exactly Does a Chaplain Do Anyway? - Karen Ballard, MCM, BCC

May 4:  For Sale, Baby Shoes Never Worn: Perinatal and Neonatal Palliative Care - Marlene Hardy-Gomez, CNP

June 1:  Do We Really Need Another Family Meeting? - Mona Raed, MD

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron (dba Akron Children's Hospital) is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Akron Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For more information, contact:
Lisa Long
Office Coordinator
Palliative Care

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