Care Plan for the Dying Child

The Care Plan for the Dying Child is an interprofessional document to support compassionate, coordinated and best-practice care in the last days of life. It is a framework that supports health professionals in acute hospital settings to deliver high quality paediatric end-of-life care.

Ordering the Care Plan for the Dying Child

The Care Plan for the Dying Child can be downloaded and printed internally via Winc.

Form ID Form Title Winc Code
SW962 Care Plan for the Dying Child (CPDC) 1NY36160
SW963 Care Plan for the Dying Child (CPDC) Ongoing Assessment 1NY36161
SW969 Care Plan for the Dying Child (CPDC) Clinical Notes Additional Page 1NY36162

Educational videos for health professionals

A suite of educational videos have been designed to support health professionals in having difficult conversations with children and families about death and dying. Examples of best-practice principles in paediatric end-of-life care are demonstrated and can be used to stimulate conversations amongst clinicians about their communication skills.

Discussing how to manage clinical deterioration when a child is dying

Supporting families to have difficult
conversations

Discussing end-of-life care

When a child brings up “death and dying”

Please note: In these scenarios, the families are already well known to the health professionals involved.

Additional Resources

Last updated: 1 May 2020