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Pediatric Palliative Care Curriculum

January 12  
Topic/title:  Mitochondrial Disorder/Chronic Disease 
Speaker:    Cassandra Hirsh, DO
February 9  
Topic/title:  Ethics
Speaker:   Ami Mehta, MD, Claire Broton, MD (Sarah Friebert, MD – captain)
March 9  
Topic/title:   Compassion Fatigue/Burnout/Secondary Traumatic Stress
Speaker: Laura Gerak, PhD
April 4  
Topic/title:   Journeying with Newcomers
Speaker: Joel Davidson, MD (Sarah Friebert, MD – captain)
May 2 Sherman Auditorium
Topic/title: Organ Donation/Donation after Cardiac Determination of Death
Speaker: Cathy Kelly-Langen, MD

June 6  
Topic/title:    Bereavement
Speaker:   Nancy Carst, LISW-S, CT with Denise Zehner, LSW
July 11 Sherman Auditorium
Topic/title: What is Palliative Care? The Untold Stories
Speakers:  Denise Powers-Fabian, LISW, Stephanie Allen, MSN and Sarah Friebert, MD


August 1  
Topic/title:   Siblings, Cross-Cultural Situations
Speaker:     Laura Gerak, PhD
Sept 5  
Topic/title: Pain & Symptom Management
Speaker: Cathy Kelly-Langen, MD
Oct 3  
Topic/title:  Expressive Therapy
Speaker:  Sarah Gaither, MT-BC
Nov 7 Sherman Auditorium
Topic/title: Amish Culture
Speaker: Karen Ballard, MCM, BCC
Dec 5  
Topic/title:   Integrated Therapies – Reiki and more
Speaker: Sarah Gaither, MT-BC


January 2  
Topic/title:   Self-Care, Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) and Practical Tips 
Speaker:  Stephanie Allen, MSN
February 6  
Topic/title:  FTC/FCC/Perinatal/Resources – Precious Parents and more
Speaker:  Marlene Hardy-Gomez, CNP
March 6  
Topic/title: Communication
Speaker:  Cassandra Hirsh, DO
April 3  
Topic/title:   Spirituality
Speaker:   Karen Ballard, MCM, BCC
May 1  
Topic/title: Cultural Diversity, Caregivers and families
Speaker: Carole Becerra (Sarah Friebert, MD – captain)
June 5  
Topic/title:   End of Life/Near Death Experiences and Practical Situations
Speaker:  Nancy Carst, LISW-S, CT and Cathy Kelly-Langen, MD


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