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Pediatric Palliative Care Curriculum

2019

 
January 9  
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:  Nancy Carst, LISW-S, CT, Kristina Fey, CFNP, Alisha Hostetler, CFNP
   
March 6  
Topic/title: Communication
Speaker:  Cassandra Hirsh, DO
   
April 3*  
Topic/title:   Spirituality
Speaker:   Matt Tweddle, Chaplain
  *Sherman Auditorium
   
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
  * Sherman Auditorium
   
August 7  
Topic/title: A Day in the life of a Palliative Care Provider
Speaker: Cathy Kelly-Langen. MD
   
Sept. 4  
Topic/title: Meeting Family’s Needs through Home Visits
Speaker: Stephanie Allen, MSN, RN and Denise Zehner, LISW
   
Oct. 2  
Topic/title: Treating Trauma and Loss in Refugees
Speaker: Monica Anda and Laura Gerak, PhD 
   
Nov. 6  
Topic/title: Supporting Grieving Children 
Speaker: Nancy Carst, LISW-S and Jennifer Deuble
   
Dec. 4  
Topic/title: A Day in the Life of a Palliative Care Patient at Akron Children’s ~ The Palliative Care Thread Weaves through many from the Beginning
Speaker: Alisha Hostetler, APRN and Tina Fey, APRN
   
2020  
Jan. 8  
Topic/title: Assisting Families with Children's Services: Investigation, Safety Plans, Custody and more
Speaker: Denise Fabian, LISW-S and Cassie Harhager, LISW
   
Feb. 5  
Topic/title: Death, Dying and Bereavement within the Amish and Mennonite Cultures
Speaker: Matt Tweddle, MDiv, BCC
   
March 4  
Topic/title: Chronic Sorrow
Speaker: Denise Powers-Fabian, LISW-S
   
April 1  
Topic/title: Connecting Families and the Community ~ Community-Based Palliative Care
Speaker: Daniel Phillips, CNP and Anna Stansbury, RN
   
May 6  
Topic/title: Communicating with the Adolescent Patient
Speaker: Cassandra Hirsh, DO, Katie Cicozi, MD and Seon Wook Lee, MD
 
June 3  
Topic/title: Planning for End of Life in a Pediatric-Centered Environment
Speaker: Anne Elliott, MD
   
July 1  
Topic/title: Health Psychology for the Mind and Body ~ Integrative Medicine and more
Speaker: Laura Gerak, PhD
   
Aug. 5  
Topic/title: An Unexpected or Unknown Diagnosis: Caring for and providing Tools to Help the Family Understand and Cope
Speaker: Cathy Kelly-Langen, MD and Denise Zehner, LISW
   
Sept. 2  
Topic/title: Disenfranchised Grief ~ Supporting Patient Families After a Loss
Speaker: Laura Gerak, PhD and Nancy Carst, LISW-S
   
Oct. 7  
Topic/title: Addiction Services: Getting Treatment and Living through the Stigma
Speaker: Sarah Friebert, MD
   
Nov. 4  
Topic/title: Staff Wellness and Spirituality
Speaker: Laura Gerak, Ph D and Matt Tweddle
   
Dec. 2  
Topic/title: A Day in the Life of a Palliative Care Patient at Akron Children’s ~ The Palliative Care Thread Weaves through many from the Beginning
Speaker: Alisha Hostetler, APRN and Tina Fey, APRN

 

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