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photo Difficult Conversations in Pediatric Palliative Care
By David Browning, MSW, BCD,
and Elaine C. Meyer, PhD, RN

This video demonstrates an innovative approach to training healthcare professionals to better respond to the psychosocial needs of very ill children and their parents. Specially trained actors portray the parents of a comatose five-year-old who has been rushed to the hospital after a near-drowning. The responses of the health care team (two young clinicians) are observed by their teachers and peers on closed-circuit television, and reviewed in a conference in which all take part, including the parent/actors. This interdisciplinary training program is designed to improve the communication skills and relational abilities of trainees and staff members who must deliver and discuss difficult news with pediatric patients and their families. Developed by the Initiative for Pediatric Palliative Care, Education Development Center, Inc., and the Program to Enhance Relational and Communication Skills, Children’s Hospital Boston.

23 minutes
© 2003
Purchase $199 DVD
Order No. QA-506
ISBN (DVD) 1-57295-506-6

Reviews
“There is no loss more difficult than the loss of a child, and no area of health care more challenging than the care of children with life-threatening conditions.” Millie Solomon, EdD, Harvard Medical School

"Will function well as a discussion starter for a wide spectrum of health sciences classes at the college levels and is recommended." Educational Media Reviews Online

Awards & Conference Screenings
Silver Award, WorldFest Houston
Telly Awards Finalist

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