Developed in 2012, the purpose of the Pediatric Palliative Care Special Interest Group (PPC SIG) is to focus its initial goals on educating the NAPNAP membership regarding the definition and scope of pediatric palliative care, including ways in which it can be applied in various types of settings and practices.
Pediatric palliative care is the active total care of the child's body, mind and spirit. It involves giving support to the family, begins when illness is diagnosed and continues regardless of whether or not a child receives disease directed treatment.
PPC SIG can offer support to members working within PPC specifically, as well as different disease populations.
Conversation starter - Having a conversation with your seriously ill child - The Conversation Project and The Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Please visit the Journal of Pediatric Health Care to search for articles on palliative care.
Chair: Linda Del Vecchio-Gilbert, DNP, CPNP-PC, ACHPN
Co Chair: Tandy Alice Mellard, MSN, CPNP-AC/PC