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Pediatric Hospice & Palliative Care


Overview & Objectives

For pediatric hospice and palliative care aides there are many similarities in the basic care of patients, but also many differences from adult hospice patients. From the age group, to the diseases and illnesses children die from, this module covers common life-limiting/life-threatening conditions, hospice and palliative care for children and families, eligibility, funding, and bereavement. It also discusses the role of hospice and palliative care aides in the pediatric population, and the emotional challenges involved in taking care of terminally ill children. The learning objectives for this module include:

  • Review the history and causes of death in children
  • Differentiate between pediatric and adult hospice and palliative care
  • Discuss the interdisciplinary team model and additional support services for children
  • Review the role of bereavement in pediatric hospice and palliative care
  • Describe the role of nurse’s aides in pediatric hospice/palliative care


  • Learning Module
  • Group Exercise: Pediatric Age Groups
  • Test Questions
  • Instructor Answer Key
  • Attendance Sheet
  • Evaluation Form
  • Certificate of Attendance