Clinical Case Conference 7 (open)
Pediatric Palliative Psychiatry: Emblematic Examples

Palliative care is defined as an approach to care that improves the quality of life of patients and their families who are facing the problems associated with life-threatening illness. Child and adolescent psychiatrists have the potential to offer significant support and insight into the care of families and children at the end-of-life; and can relieve suffering through early identification, assessment and treatment. Two cases are used to highlight how child and adolescent psychiatrists can engage with pediatric palliative care teams to provide psychosocial support and interventions to improve care for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. These cases provide participants an outline for contributions to pediatric palliative care.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Sponsored by the AACAP Physically Ill Child Committee

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