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.

  Date: 

February – December 2021 (Download PDF for all dates)

  Time:
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Zoom

  Location:
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  Fees: 
External Registrants
 $150 

ChildServe Team Members   
Free

Registration

To register, please email Lisa Sinclair at lisasin@childserve.org before January 30, 2021.

Registration fees can be paid by check on the first day of class.

Course Objectives: 

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

Presenter: 

Dawn Schwartz, DNP, ARNP, NNP-BC, IBCLC, CBIS, CPN, CHPPN, CCFP, CENP

Dawn serves as Director of Nursing and Pediatric Palliative Care Consultant 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 25 years. Dawn received her Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is an International Board Certied Lactation Consultant, Certied Brain Injury Specialist, Certied Pediatric Nurse, Certied Hospice and Palliative Pediatric Nurse, Certied Compassion Fatigue Specialist, and Certied in Executive Nursing Practice

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