This Learning Pathway builds on the Foundational Skills for Pediatric Clinicians Pathway. It contains training and tools for pediatric clinicians who focus primarily on supporting young people with serious illness, and their families. Clinical topics include strengthening the care team, patient, and family relationship and understanding care goals, as well as managing pain and symptoms.

CAPC would like to acknowledge the National Pediatric Palliative Care Task Force and the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California for identifying many of the resources contained in this pathway.

Strengthen the Care Team, Patient, and Family Relationship and Understand Care Goals

International Children’s Palliative Care Network Resources

Short courses on children's palliative care, including guidelines for treating pain and other symptoms, end-of-life care, and grief and bereavement.

VitalTalk - Quick Guides

One-page guides with actionable tips for conversations with patients with serious illness. Free to download, print and share with others.

Manage Pain and Symptoms

End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Pediatric Curriculum

ELNEC's curriculum teaches perinatal and neonatal palliative care skills to nurses and health care professionals in the acute setting.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Pediatric Pain and Symptom Management Guidelines

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Boston Children’s Hospital Pediatric Palliative Care Approach to Pain & Symptom Management (Blue Book) is a pocket-guide for prescribers on symptom management in children, a tool for identifying areas for self-study, and an education resource for pediatric healthcare professionals.

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