Elevating the Unimaginable Experience: A Multidisciplinary Initiative to Improve Pediatric End-of-Life Care
Jessika Boles, PhD, CC | Child Life Team Lead, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Annie Duplechain, MEd | Graduate Research Assistant, Vanderbilt University
Camille Fraser, MS, CCL | Certified Child Life Specialist, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Maile Jones, MEd, CIMI | Graduate Research Coordinator, Vanderbilt University
September 1, 2020 - 2:00-3:00 PM ET
Millions of children die each year – most of whom are touched by healthcare providers in traditional hospital settings or home-health agencies. This webinar reviews current findings on the experiences of bereaved families, positioned alongside institutional practices, reported by healthcare providers. Participants will explore the development of a hospital-wide bereavement committee to implement and improve end-of-life services in a pediatric hospital, in collaboration with hospital leadership, front line staff, bereaved parents, and community partners. Lastly, attendees will review the achievements of this committee while highlighting the importance of collaboration between bereaved families and providers to positively impact the patient experience.
- Appraise current research on the experiences of bereaved families and bereaved service provision in pediatric hospital settings.
- Recognize the application of best practices in the development of a hospital wide, multidisciplinary bereavement committee.
- Articulate improvements to pediatric bereavement care as demonstrated through a multidisciplinary initiative.
Learn More about Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt:
The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is a premier 305-bed facility located in Nashville, Tennessee. Certified as a Level I trauma center, the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt provides world class medical and psychosocial care to children and families across a three-state area.