Welcome to our research network
The ultimate goal of PedPalASCNET is to determine, through research, the interventions that are most effective in strengthening positive and mitigating negative outcomes of children with life-threatening conditions and the relative impact on their families. PedPalASCNET links researchers located across Canada, and engages in resource sharing, capacity building and knowledge translation.
Analysis & Commentary
Each month our team selects the most recent research published in the pediatric palliative community. From these citations one of our researchers selects 1-3 articles to analyze and comment on. We circulate these citations and commentaries through our mailing list.
PedPalASCNET team members have published extensively nationally and internationally about pediatric palliative care. Click above to find out more about publications featuring one or more of our team members. Some of the articles are available for free while others are subscription based.
A pediatric palliative care library featuring a searchable database of over 4,000 carefully selected articles, book publications, and editorials with external links for full text access. This resource is easily searchable and provides a good overview of current and past research in pediatric palliative care. Every month we update the library with 20-40 newly published articles retrieved from relevant medical databases.
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Analysis & Commentary
By Khaliah A. Johnson, MD (Attending Physician, Pediatric Palliative Care, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, USA) Featured Article: Lindley, L. C. & Newnam, K. M. (2017), ‘Hospice Use for Infants With Life-Threatening Health Conditions, 2007 to 2010‘, J Pediatr Health Care 31(1), 96–103. Other Feature Article: Brock, K. E. & Mullaney, E. (2018), ‘High-risk communication at the Read more about Trends in Pediatric Palliative Care 2018; Issue #3[…]
By Susan Cadell, MSW, PhD. Professor, School of Social Work, Renison, University of Waterloo. Feature Article: Hollingsworth, C. E.; Wesley, C.; Huckridge, J.; Finn, G. M. & Griksaitis, M. J. (2018), ‘Impact of child death on paediatric trainees‘, Archives of Disease in Childhood 103(1), 14–18. Other Feature Articles Referenced: Shankar, S.; Nolte, L. & Trickey, Read more about Trends in Pediatric Palliative Care 2018; Issue #2[…]
Trends in Pediatric Palliative Care 2018; Issue #1 – Visuals and Analysis of Trends: January-December 2017
By Simon Robins, MLIS _________ Based on the positive feedback we’ve received about our May 2017 post on the data trends from our 2016 monthly citation lists, we have decided to post a set of visuals and commentary every January to detail the previous year’s trends. These info-graphics aim to categorize and communicate patterns found in Read more about Trends in Pediatric Palliative Care 2018; Issue #1 – Visuals and Analysis of Trends: January-December 2017[…]
By Marli Robertson, MBChB, FRACP Section Chief, Palliative Medicine Associate Clinical Professor Department of Paediatrics, Cummings School of Medicine University of Calgary. Feature Article: Devictor DJ, Latour JM. (2011), Forgoing life support: how the decision is made in European pediatric intensive care units. Intensive Care Med. 2011 Nov;37(11):1881–7. Other Feature Articles Referenced: Isaacs D. (2016), Hope and despair. Read more about Trends in Pediatric Palliative Care 2017; Issue #12[…]