Pediatric resident physicians perceptions of competency in pediatric palliative care.

Christine Beeson, Betsy Kadapuram, Ashraf Mohamed, Colony Fugate

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Abstract

Introduction: The American Academy of Pediatrics advises pediatric residencies to address end-of-life care in their curricula1. However, studies show pediatric residents do not feel prepared to deliver or discuss end-of-life care with patients and families2. This study’s purpose is to investigate resident perceptions of pediatric palliative care and related resident training to determine gaps in resident education and guide curricular development.

Research Question/Hypothesis: A semi-structured focus group will provide insight into curricular deficiencies in palliative care and help guide curricular development.

Study Design: We conducted a semi-structured focus group to assess resident viewpoints regarding palliative care curricula.

Results/Conclusion: The focus group data identified gaps in residency training. One resident stated she “didn’t know what [she] was doing going into that first [end-of-life] discussion.” Another stated he had “little experience treating chronic pain.” Another reported she “wouldn’t even know where to start in talking to parents…without being super abrupt.” Collectively, OSU residents reported they did not feel sufficiently trained in end-of-life care and had a desire to increase palliative care training.
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - 22 Aug 2020
EventOklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Research Day 2019 - Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, TULSA, United States
Duration: 21 Feb 201922 Feb 2019
https://hdl.handle.net/11244/323882

Conference

ConferenceOklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Research Day 2019
Abbreviated titleResearch Day 2019
CountryUnited States
CityTULSA
Period21/02/1922/02/19
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    Beeson, C., Kadapuram, B., Mohamed, A., & Fugate, C. (2020). Pediatric resident physicians perceptions of competency in pediatric palliative care.. Poster session presented at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Research Day 2019, TULSA, United States. https://shareok.org/handle/11244/323880