PEDIATRIC SERIES: Perinatal Palliative Care
In this webinar, we will describe the challenges that have resulted from our ever improving ability to diagnose problems in utero. Specifically, we will explore how to apply the principles of palliative care to effectively support a woman who learns her unborn child 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.
David Munson, MD
Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Dr. 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.