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Pediatric Palliative Care Curriculum


 All sessions virtual via WebEx
Feb. 3  
Topic/title: Addiction Services: Getting Treatment and Living through the Stigma
Speaker: Sarah Friebert, MD, Diane Sprankle, MSN, RN, NE-BC and Talia Brown, MA, LPCC-S
March 3  
Topic/title: Communicating with Patients: Adapting to Virtual Interactions
Speaker: Cassandra Hirsh, DO, Danielle Merry-Sperry, MD and Jaime Sellers, MD
April 7  
Topic/title: Caring for and Communicating with Refugees During Trauma and Loss
Speaker: Laura Gerak, PhD, and Matthew Tweddle, MDiv
May 5  
Topic/title: Rehabilitation Therapies in Palliative Care: Different Approaches
Speaker: Linda Dayton-Kehoe, OT, Taylor Lewis, OTR/L and Jody Tiber, PT
June 2  
Topic/title: Assisting Families with Children’s Services: Investigation, Safety Plans, Custody, and more
Speaker: Denise Fabian, LISW-S and Cassie Harhager, LISW-S
July 7  
Topic/title: "What About Me?": The World for Siblings when a Brother or Sister Has a Life-Threatening Illness.   
Speaker: Nancy Carst, LISW-S and Jennifer Deuble, MA, CCLS
Aug. 4  
Topic/title: Health Psychology for the Mind and Body: Integrative Medicine and more
Speaker: Laura Gerak, PhD and ETC Team
Sept. 1  
Topic/title: Palliative Care Research Studies: Who Qualifies and How to Refer Patients
Speaker: Daniel Grossoehme, DMin, MS and Rachel Jenkins, MA
Oct. 6  
Topic/title: Connecting Families and the Community: Community-Based Palliative Care
Speaker: Daniel Phillips, APRN and Anna Stansbury, RN
Nov. 3  
Topic/title: Chronic Sorrow:  Recovering from a Complex Physical Medical Diagnosis
Speaker: Denise Powers-Fabian, LISW-S
Dec. 1  
Topic/title: An Unexpected or Unknown Diagnosis: Caring for and Providing Tools to Help the Family Understand and Cope
Speaker: Anne Elliott, MD and Denise Zehner, LISW


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