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Risky Business? A Rapid Discharge Program approach to getting children home for end-of-life care

Oral Presentation

October 14th 2022 at 2:30pm

Institution: The Royal Children's Hospital - Victoria, Australia

The Rapid Discharge Program (RDP) has been developed, tested, and proven to be highly effective in the adult palliative care sector to support patients dying at home. To align our paediatric service with current practice we modified the RDP framework and policies. We will present two vignettes that highlight the importance of using a screening tool to assess risk.


  • Sarah Raspin

    Occupational Therapist - The Royal Children's Hospital

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  • Ms Simone Kiefel

    Clinical Nurse Consultant - Victorian Paediatric Palliative Care Program, Royal Children’s Hospital

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