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
Commentary by Siobhan Devlin, PedPalASCNET Student Librarian The Pediatric Palliative Care Library is a curated collection of literature on the broad subject of palliative care for children from 0-19 years of age and includes both perinatal and neonatal palliative care subjects. Rather than focus on a single syndrome, condition or symptom, the PPC Library is Read more about Trends in Pediatric Palliative Care Issue #8[…]
Commentary by Chris Vadeboncoeur Feature Article: Eskola, K., Bergstraesser, E., Zimmermann, K., & Cignacco, E. (2017). Maintaining family life balance while facing a child’s imminent death-A mixed methods study. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 73(10), 2462–2472. Other Articles Referenced: Stajduhar, K. I., Allan, D. E., Cohen, S. R., & Heyland, D. K. (2008). Preferences for location of Read more about Trends in Pediatric Palliative Care 2018; Issue #7[…]
By Dr. Meaghann Shaw Weaver, MD, MPH Feature Article: Randall, D. C. (2017). Two Futures: Financial and Practical Realities for Parents of Living With a Life Limited Child. Comprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing Other Articles Referenced: Wiener, L., Rosenberg, A., Lichtenthal, W., Tager, J., & Weaver, M. (2018). Personalized and yet standardized: An informed approach to Read more about Trends in Pediatric Palliative Care 2018; Issue #6[…]
By Dr. Susan Cadell Feature Article: Haskamp, A., Scanlon, C., Hill, A., & Hatton, A. (2018). Storytime with pediatric palliative care: A community self-care strategy. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. Other Feature Articles Referenced: Krikheli, L., Mathisen, B. A., & Carey, L. B. (2017). Speech–language pathology in paediatric palliative care: A scoping review of Read more about Trends in Pediatric Palliative Care 2018; Issue #5[…]