PPC SERIES Perinatal Palliative Care

Dr. Munson will describe the challenges that have resulted from our ever improving ability to diagnose problems in utero. Specifically, the webinar will explore how to apply principles of palliative care to effectively support a woman who learns her fetus has a life limiting condition. In addition, one model of a fetal palliative care program will be described as a way to practically implement these principles.

Objectives:
1. Identify the unique challenges facing a woman who learns her fetus has a life limiting condition.
2. Learn how to apply the principles of palliative care to the perinatal period.
3. Develop a communication tool box and practical interventions to effectively support a woman and her family when their fetus has been diagnosed with a life limiting condition.

About the presenter:
Dr. David Munson is the Medical Director of the Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Munson is board certified in Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine, and also in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He has combined these interests as the Medical Director of the Fetal Palliative Care Initiative in the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at CHOP.