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Vol 11, No 1 (2012)
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Development and implantation of a pilot education program for pediatric palliative care in Poland

Aleksandra Korzeniewska-Eksterowicz, Małgorzata Cynker-McCarthy, Bogna Kędzierska, Łukasz Przysło, Małgorzata Stolarska, Grzegorz F. Nowicki, Wojciech Młynarski
Advances in Palliative Medicine 2012;11(1):10-14.

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Vol 11, No 1 (2012)
Original articles
Published online: 2012-11-02

Abstract

In many countries over the last forty years palliative medicine have been recognised as a separate speciality and associated with adult cancer patients. Pediatric palliative medicine is a specific discipline which is very distinct from palliative care of adults. In Poland pediatric palliative care has been provided as a home based model of care. Dynamic development of palliative care of children in Poland in the last sixteen years proves high demand for that service. Despite of the dynamic development of the pediatric palliative care in Poland there are two main challenges in that field: difficulties in staff recruitment and significant deficits in the knowledge of the pediatric palliative care. Those difficulties arise as a result of a lack of training among students In majority of Polish medical universities (both for doctors and nurses) palliative care is a part of the teaching program. However most of programs include only adult palliative care. Pediatric curriculum does not cover palliative care. That paper describes development and implantation of a pilot education program for pediatric palliative care in Poland.

Abstract

In many countries over the last forty years palliative medicine have been recognised as a separate speciality and associated with adult cancer patients. Pediatric palliative medicine is a specific discipline which is very distinct from palliative care of adults. In Poland pediatric palliative care has been provided as a home based model of care. Dynamic development of palliative care of children in Poland in the last sixteen years proves high demand for that service. Despite of the dynamic development of the pediatric palliative care in Poland there are two main challenges in that field: difficulties in staff recruitment and significant deficits in the knowledge of the pediatric palliative care. Those difficulties arise as a result of a lack of training among students In majority of Polish medical universities (both for doctors and nurses) palliative care is a part of the teaching program. However most of programs include only adult palliative care. Pediatric curriculum does not cover palliative care. That paper describes development and implantation of a pilot education program for pediatric palliative care in Poland.
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Keywords

palliative care; children; education; curriculum

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Title

Development and implantation of a pilot education program for pediatric palliative care in Poland

Journal

Advances in Palliative Medicine

Issue

Vol 11, No 1 (2012)

Pages

10-14

Published online

2012-11-02

Bibliographic record

Advances in Palliative Medicine 2012;11(1):10-14.

Keywords

palliative care
children
education
curriculum

Authors

Aleksandra Korzeniewska-Eksterowicz
Małgorzata Cynker-McCarthy
Bogna Kędzierska
Łukasz Przysło
Małgorzata Stolarska
Grzegorz F. Nowicki
Wojciech Młynarski

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