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: 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[…]
Commentary by: Gregorio Zúñiga, McMaster University. Gregorio is a Pediatric Palliative Care Specialist working at the Quality of Life and Advanced Care Team (QoLA Care) at McMaster Children’s Hospital in Hamilton, ON. His research interests include grief and the relationship between suffering and quality of life and decision-making. Feature Article: Groves, K. A., Adewumi, A., Read more about Trends in Palliative Care Research 2022; Issue #10[…]
Commentary by: Dr. Shuichi Ozono, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Kurume University Feature Article: Dorman, J., Raffin Bouchal, S., daSilva Curiel, K., & Miller, M. (2022). Family experiences withpalliative care in freestanding paediatric hospices: a scoping review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. View the Issue #09 Citation List in Library View a PDF of Read more about Trends in Palliative Care Research 2022; Issue #09[…]