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Welcome to the Pediatrics Page of
the website of the
New Jersey Hospice and
Palliative Care Organization
NJHPCO acknowledges the leadership and expertise of
the NJHPCO Pediatrics Council in creating this page.
We provide these pages to enhance the knowledge of professionals and parents who offer care to children with life-limiting illness:
Pediatric Hospice and/or Palliative Care Providers -- Lists hospice and palliative care providers that have self-identified themselves as capable and interested in serving pediatric cases.
Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care -- Definitions, Standards and Principles -- Lists information provided by the World Health Organization, Children’s Hospice International, the American Academy of Pediatrics, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the Ohio Pediatric Palliative and End-of-life care Network (OPPEN).
Frequently Asked Questions about Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care -- Provides answers to commonly asked questions about pediatric hospice and pediatric palliative care: what is it, how is it paid for, who provides care and many other topics.
Glossary of Terms Used in Pediatric Hospice and Pediatric Palliative Care -- Contains definitions of terms from “adolescence” to “symptom management” -- use this glossary when you hear new words from your caregiver.
Pediatric ELNEC Training from Hospice Education Network, Inc. -- Offers a nine-module course on pediatric palliative care featuring an all-star faculty. Continuing education credits are available for all modules.
Internet Resources on Pediatric Hospice and Pediatric Palliative Care -- Lists bereavement resources, selected pediatric care programs outside New Jersey and sources of books on grief, loss and bereavement.
NJHPCO Pediatrics Council -- Lists members of the NJHPCO Pediatrics Council, who are available to respond to questions by e-mail from other professionals and parents.
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