In this in-depth workshop, participants will have the opportunity to work through practical examples of caring for newborns who are not expected to survive. Dr. Kain explores ethical issues, pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic approaches to symptom management, developing communication skills to work with parents, the nursing role in decision making, and conflict resolution using a graded assertiveness approach.
Discuss the pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic approaches to symptom management for neonates receiving palliative care.
Discuss communication principles and strategies for working with families of dying babies.
Explain conflict resolution within the team by using a graded assertiveness approach.
RN, MD, NICC, PhD,
Director of Undergraduate Nursing Programs,
School of Nursing & Midwifery Griffith University, Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Australia