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 library featuring a searchable database of the titles, journals, and authors from every article listed in our monthly Trends in Pediatric Palliative Care citation lists. Also included are the archived commentaries on recent publications of interest. This resource is easily searchable and provides a good overview of current research in pediatric palliative care throughout the world.
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Analysis & Commentary
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[…]
By Gail Teachman, PhD, OT Reg. (ON)1; Raissa Passos dos Santos, RN, PhD student2; Stephanie Avery, RN, MScN student3; Konstantinos Mastorakis, PhD4; Crystal Noronha, MSc, Coordinator, Pediatric Palliative Care Research5; Harprit K. Singh, MA Candidate6; Mary Ellen Macdonald, PhD, Associate Professor7. Feature Article: Marty C. M., Carter B. S. (2017, early online). Ethics and palliative care in the perinatal world, Seminars Read more about Trends in Pediatric Palliative Care 2017; Issue #11[…]
By Andrea Postier, PhD, MPH and Stefan Friedrichsdorf, MD. Featured article: Friedrichsdorf, S. J., Postier, A. C., Andrews, G. S., Hamre, K. E., Steele, R., & Siden, H. (2017). Pain reporting and analgesia management in 270 children with a progressive neurologic, metabolic or chromosomally based condition with impairment of the central nervous system: cross-sectional, baseline results Read more about Trends in Pediatric Palliative Care 2017; Issue #10[…]
By Dr. Marie-Claude Grégoire. Featured article: Ringuier B, Troussier F, Boussicault G, Chapotte C, Rachieru P. [Non invasive ventilation and pediatric palliative care. A French survey]. Arch Pediatr. 2017;24(8):712–719. doi: 10.1016/j.arcped.2017.05.007. Epub 2017 Jun 28. As I looked at the list of articles for the month of September 2017, I realized that not knowing which Read more about Trends in Pediatric Palliative Care 2017; Issue #9[…]