Delivering unsettling news to patients and families demands at least as much listening as talking, said Emma Jones, MD, and Christopher Collura, MD, during their interactive session “Breaking Bad News: A Roadmap for the Most Difficult Conversations,” which allowed attendees to role-play these skills.
Among types of pain associated with advanced or chronic illnesses in children, said Stefan J. Friedrichsdorf, MD, FAAP, pediatric neuropathic pain remains particularly underrecognized and undertreated.
Providing quality-of-life care for the sickest of children was a passion for pediatrician Gary Ceneviva, MD. As a critical care physician, he was troubled by what he saw. So in true pediatrician fashion, he did something about it.