Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine

A Career Guide

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What is Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine?
Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine (PHPM) is both a philosophy and an organized method for delivering competent, compassionate, and consistent care to children with chronic, complex and/or life-threatening conditions, as well as to their families.
A Typical Day in the Life of a PHPM Physician
There are many different paths to a career in pediatric hospice and palliative medicine, and one physician’s day may look very different from another’s day. To answer this question, we asked our colleagues to comment and share their “typical” day.
Training to Become a PHPM Physician
Fellowship training is available to clinicians interested in a career in PHPM. Programs vary widely. Here is a summary of what to think about if you are interested in PHPM training.
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