Pediatric Palliative Care Course
This course covers topics such as the impact of illness on childhood development, spirituality in healthcare, end of life care, and more. Classes begin in February and continue on a monthly basis throughout the year. 12 hours of CEU credit are available, if all classes are attended.
February – December 2022 (Download PDF for all dates)
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Zoom
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ChildServe Team Members
At the conclusion of the course, participants should be able to:
1. Describe palliative care
2. List who benefits from palliative care
3. Understand barriers to providing and receiving palliative care
4. Communicate effectively with children and families
5. List ways to ease illness burden for children based on their stage of development
6. Describe pain assessment techniques
7. Understand spiritual development in different ages of children
8. Define the role of the child in decision-making
9. Recognize the signs of compassion fatigue
Dawn Schwartz, DNP, ARNP, NNP-BC, IBCLC, CBIS, CPN, CHPPN, CCFP, CENP, CPHQ
Dawn serves as Vice President of Care Quality at ChildServe in Johnston, Iowa. She has been providing care to infants, children, and families, in various roles and organizations throughout the country for over 27 years. Dawn received her Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Certified Brain Injury Specialist, Certified Pediatric Nurse, Certified Hospice and Palliative Pediatric Nurse, Certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist, Certified in Executive Nursing Practice, and Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality.
ChildServe improves the health and well-being of 5,200 children each year through specialized clinical, home, and community-based programs and services. We serve children with developmental delays, disabilities, injuries, and other special healthcare needs.