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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Commentary by: Pascale de Kerckhove, MSW, RSW, Social Worker, BC Women’s Hospital, PHSA, and Palliative Care Social Worker – Medical Assitance in Dying, Vancouver Coastal Health Pascale de Kerckhove has worked as a Social Worker in the NICU at BC Women’s Hospital, at BC Cancer in Patient & Family Counselling Services, and more recently in adult Read more about Trends in Palliative Care Research 2023; Issue #02[…]
Commentary by: Dr. Andrea Johnson, University of TorontoDr. Johnson is a postdoctoral fellow in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto. She has worked in pediatric palliative care at Canuck Place Children’s Hospice for the past decade and is committed to advancing palliative care practice for adolescents and young adults living with advanced Read more about Trends in Palliative Care Research 2023; Issue #01[…]
Commentary by: Sandy Thrale, RN, Canuck Place Children’s Hospice Sandy Thrale has been a pediatric nurse for 25 years with a focus on children with life limiting illness. She has worked in Saudi Arabia and Australia where she first became interested in pediatric palliative care. For the last 15 years, she has worked at Canuck Place Read more about Trends in Palliative Care Research 2022; Issue #12[…]
Commentary by: Dr. Anthony Hopkins, University Hospitals Bristol & Weston NHS Trust UK-trained Paediatrician with Canadian fellowship in neonatology now working in NICU transport in south west England. Additional interests in medical education, simulation and palliative/complex patient care. Feature Article: Sullivan, A., Arzuaga, B., Luff, D., Young, V., Schnur, M., Williams, D., & Cummings, C. (2022). Read more about Trends in Palliative Care Research 2022; Issue #11[…]