33 minutes | Feb 21, 2021

Episode 1: Water Support Team

How do we name our pediatric palliative care teams? Is the word "palliative" just a liability? Why does Justin Baker regularly cosplay as a marsupial?In this inaugural episode of Pedipal, Dan and Sarah interview colleagues from around the US about the names of their teams and how they introduce themselves to families: Dr. Jared Rubenstein (Texas Children's "PACT," @DrJRubenstein), Dr. Bob Macauley (OHSU's "Bridges"), Dr. Tricia Keefer (Michigan's "Stepping Stones," @KeeferMD), and Dr. Justin Baker (St. Jude's "QoLA," @justinnbaker) weigh in on these questions and more. Their answers may surprise, vindicate, or infuriate you, but we can all agree on one thing: We're the fire department, not the fire. Right?Links to things we mentioned in the show:Palliative Care PSA - We’re the fire department, not the fire: https://youtu.be/BbNi_-wYXJEJustin Baker celebrates his fellows' graduation: https://twitter.com/justinnbaker/status/1277771001502339073?s=20Justin Baker's TEDTalk (in, um... fancy dress): https://www.ted.com/talks/dr_justin_baker_what_dying_children_and_taught_me_about_leaning_into_sufferingTheme music: "Sneaky Adventure," by Kevin MacLeod (2009)
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