Talbot Hospice Staff Complete Pediatric Palliative Care Training

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Talbot Hospice Associate Medical Director Michele Williams, DNP (left), and Clinical Director Molly Kirsch, BSN, RN

Talbot Hospice Associate Medical Director Michele Williams, DNP, and Clinical Director Molly Kirsch, BSN, RN, recently completed the year-long pediatric palliative care training (PANDA) at Children’s Hospital in Washington D.C.

According to Williams, the training for PANDA focuses on how to provide extra supports for infants, children, adolescents, and young adults with serious illnesses and their families. The goal is to prevent, reduce, and soothe suffering, and to help patients and their families cope with the stress of dealing with complicated medical problems.

As a final project Williams and Kirsch presented a quality improvement project to classmates which involved training Talbot Hospice interdisciplinary team members on pediatric palliative care.

“Talbot Hospice is deeply committed to pediatric hospice and palliative care and to the special needs of children,” said Vivian Dodge, Executive Director. “We congratulate Michele and Molly for this accomplishment and are honored and fortunate to have their expertise. “

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