PPCC strives to provide comprehensive, up-to-date information on pediatric palliative care/hospice options, as well as support organizations and self-help groups in Pennsylvania and the country.

ChiPPS E-Journal E-Journals are produced by ChiPPS (the Children’s Project on Palliative/Hospice Services), a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO). For a complete list: CHiPPS E-Journals

ChiPPS E-Journal #50: Celebrating the Past and the Future of Pediatric Palliative/Hospice Care  This issue celebrates a milestone in the work of ChiPPS, in the ChiPPS E-Journal itself, and in the field of pediatric palliative and hospice care. Issue #50 is at least the size of a double issue and contains many very interesting articles ranging from the origins of ChiPPS and PPC to some estimates and hopes for future of this field.

ChiPPS E-Journal #49: Perinatal and Neonatal Palliative/Hospice Care 

Online Resources for Pediatric Patients

Discussions with families are particularly difficult when a child in involved. These resources can be helpful:

*Vital Talk and Vital Talk app

*Conversations Matter Pediatric Starter Kit

Advance Directive planning for pediatric patients:

*Voicing My Choices: A Planning Guide for Adolescents & Young Adults helps young people living with a serious illness communicate their preferences to friends, family and caregivers



*My Wishes is a booklet written in everyday language that helps children express how they want to be cared for in case they become seriously ill.


Additional information for pediatric patients and their caregivers:

*Pediatric eJournal – this free quarterly eJournal is produced by the NHPCO Pediatric Leadership Team. It is a fantastic go-to source for indepth coverage of timely topics.

*NHPCO Pediatric Facts and Figures

*NHPCO Concurrent Care Toolkit

*Care Plan Book – an handy resource for families to organize medical information

*Creative Therapies Toolkit (link to come)

*PPCC Concurrent Care Legislative Brief

*Pediatric Palliative Care Field Guide – a comprehensive catalog of resources, tools and training to promote Pediatric Palliative Care innovation, development and growth

*Courageous Parents Network has a tremendous library of videos and resources to help families navigate the many issues surrounding pediatric palliative and hospice care.


*Palliative Care for Children – Conversations Matter – Support for the Whole Family When Your Child is Living with a Serious Illness

*The Conversation Project or Conversation Starter – The Pediatric Starter Kit: Having the Conversation with Your Seriously Ill Child offers advice and provides stories from parents and palliative care specialists.