Teaching Tools

Difficult Conversations in Pediatric Palliative Care is an award-winning film developed collaboratively by IPEP faculty and the Initiative for Pediatric Palliative Care (IPPC), a project dedicated to improving care for children with life-threatening conditions and their families.  This film, available for purchase from Fanlight Productions, highlights the IPEP approach to learning through its portrayal of a day-long workshop focused on end-of-life conversations in pediatrics.  Read more

Parent Presence during Invasive Procedures and Resuscitation is an award-winning film developed by faculty from Children’s Hospital Boston and IPEP.  This film focuses on an innovative program developed at Children’s Hospital Boston to address how hospitals can accommodate family members’ wishes to be present and provide support to their child during invasive procedures, while at the same time ensuring that clinicians can focus on providing optimal medical care.  Read more

Several additional award-winning films offering rich and evocative portrayals of children, families, and professional caregivers, are available for purchase from the Initiative for Pediatric Palliative Care website, including Speaking the Same LanguageBig Choices, Little Choices; and I Need It to Make Sense.  We often use these short films as teaching tools in IPEP workshops.  Also included is a longer version of Difficult Conversations in Pediatric Palliative Care, which can be used for more extensive teaching of communication skills and relational capacities.  Read more