3G: Integrative Therapies in Pediatric Palliative and Hospice Care: It's Magical

Kathryn Koehne, DNP, RN-BC; Nicole Leand, MSN, APRN, WHCNP; Tuesday Rumley, BSN, RSCN

When working with children, caregivers must be able to use an array of measures to enhance comfort, reduce anxiety and provide joy. Traditional modalities may be ineffective so implementing creative and imaginative techniques may meet desired goals.

By the end of the session, learners will be able to:

  • Describe signs and symptoms of discomfort and distress in medically complex pediatric patients
  • Identify creative and innovative techniques that are effective in alleviating discomfort, reducing anxiety and enhancing joy
  • Discuss educational tools necessary to increase for caregiver confidence and competence in using various integrative methodologies with children