A Network for Accessible, Sustainable, and Collaborative Research in Pediatric Palliative Care

Welcome to our research network

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Our Goal

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.

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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.

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Latest Publications

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.

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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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Our Team

PedPalASCNET researchers and staff

Principal Investigator

Hal Siden, MD, MHSc, FRCPC
In addition to his clinical work in pediatrics, palliative medicine and complex pain, Dr. Siden’s recent research has focused on pain management in pediatrics and palliative and end-of-life care. He is specifically interested in new and emerging areas in biological markers of pain in children


Thirteen co-investigators from across Canada
The network’s inter-disciplinary team of investigators represents a broad range of organizations, including hospitals, hospices, and universities. The team brings together clinical and research expertise in nursing, social work, medicine, and anthropology. Click the link below to see profiles.


Project managers and librarians
Our dedicated staff includes a research coordinator, program manager, and an embedded librarian

Support Team

Student employees, therapy dogs, and volunteers
Poppy is a therapy dog at Canuck Place Hospice and promotes a sense of well-being at our Vancouver office

Wondering where to publish pediatric palliative research? Want research tips?

Analysis & Commentary

Pediatric Palliative researchers offer insightful commentary on the latest research