Top Strategies for Early Integration of Palliative Care in Children with Cancer
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
1:30—2:30 PM Eastern
Justin N. Baker, MD, FAAP, FAAHPM
Sarah Friebert, MD, FACS, FAAP
About the Presentation
Recent research has demonstrated clear advantages for early integration of palliative care into the ongoing care and treatment of patients with cancer. The American Society of Clinical Oncology issued a Provisional Clinical Opinion that states “standard oncology care and palliative care should be considered early in the course of illness for any patient with metastatic (high risk) cancer and/or high symptom burden.” While most of the data has come from adult studies, early integration of palliative care principles among children with cancer is quickly becoming an expected standard.
What You'll Learn
- Benefits of early palliative care integration among pediatric patients with oncologic diagnoses
- Three strategies to accomplish early integration of palliative care into pediatric oncology care
- How to delineate the differences between primary palliative care and subspecialty-level palliative care
Who Should Attend?
Physicians, nurses, social workers, hospital administrators, chaplains and others involved in starting or expanding a pediatric palliative care program.
- $89 per phone line or $99 for one phone line plus the audio conference CD-ROM (contains MP3 audio file and presentation PDF file)
- Payment is online by credit card only
- PowerPoint presentations accompany each audio conference
- You will have the opportunity to participate in a live Q&A session with the presenters
- Continue the discussion following the audio conference and post your questions and comments on CAPCconnect™ Forum in the “Pediatric Palliative Care” topic!
- We encourage you to invite your colleagues to listen with you
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