Pediatric Palliative Care for the Uninitiated
A video series: TrajectoryMichelle Moon, DO Mar 30, 2021
This is the second in a video series created by Dr. Michelle Moon, a pediatric neurologist, who lived the experience of losing a child and shares her knowledge gained of palliative care.
During my daughter’s hospitalizations for respiratory failure, her heart rate was routinely in the 120’s and 130’s. Her medical team told me that it was an indication of how sick she was, and that the heart rate itself did not need to be treated. They had to remind me of this again and again, because the non-pediatrician in me wanted to push beta blockers.
Kids aren’t little adults. Their physiology, and therefore disease trajectory, can be very different from adults. This video addresses these differences and shows how it affects the way we deliver palliative care.