Working In Perinatal Palliative Care: Embracing Families As They Say Hello and Goodbye to Their Dying Baby

Course Overview

In this webinar, Solimar Santiago-Warner, MSW, LCSW, CPLC will discuss perinatal palliative care (PPC), the subspecialty for expecting families who have received a life-limiting diagnosis for their baby and have chosen to continue with the pregnancy. The presentation will include a case study in which it will illustrate best practices for this specialized care.

References and slides are included with the webinar.

Target audience: Social Workers

Content level: All levels

After attending this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the role of the social worker in a perinatal palliative care program.
  2. Identify at least two interventions utilized by the social worker to engage patients and the families.
  3. Discuss strategies and resources for supporting the siblings and other family members.

About the Instructor

Solimar Santiago-Warner, MSW, LCSW, CPLC is a social worker, counselor, and trusted advocate for patients and families navigating challenging circumstances, including life-limiting conditions. Solimar is dedicated to advocating for patients and providing patient-centered care that accounts for the personal, cultural, and medical circumstances of each patient. Solimar currently serves as a social worker at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital at New York-Presbyterian, where she supports mothers, families, and their medical teams as they navigate life-limiting diagnosis and loss. In addition to her work with patients, Solimar provides consultation and support to the Labor & Delivery personnel and works with the OB/GYN service to develop a patient-centered curriculum focusing on perinatal loss for residents. Solimar is a regular speaker on perinatal loss, psychosocial support in the medical setting, and care with cultural competency. She drafts administrative policies around perinatal loss and bereavement and provides clinical supervision to licensed social workers and MSW students.

Solimar is a candidate for a Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) at the NYU Silver School of Social Work where her interest focuses on supporting diverse/Latinx families through perinatal loss. She graduated from Boston College School of Social Work and completed the Zelda Foster Studies Program in Palliative and End-of-Life Care at NYU. Solimar received additional training in maternal mental health and perinatal bereavement through the Seleni Institute and the Resolve Through Sharing (RTS) Bereavement program. She is also a certified perinatal loss counselor through the Hospice & Palliative Credentialing Center.

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The cost to attend is $25 for current SWHPN Members and $40 for Nonmembers. Current SWHPN Student Members and Retiree Members may attend for free.

CE requirements:

To earn CE credit, social workers must log in, attend the entire course and complete an online course assessment and evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed immediately following course completion. 

Social Work Hospice & Palliative Care Network aka SWHPN, #1716, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Social Work Hospice & Palliative Care Network aka SWHPN maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 7/18/2020 – 7/18/2023. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1 continuing education clock hours.

Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0503.

If you need accommodations, please reach out to the SWHPN Professional Development Program at or call (412) 850-3375.

Course Details

Recorded Webinar and Slides01:00:00
Recorded Webinar: Working In Perinatal Palliative Care: Embracing Families As They Say Hello and Goodbye to Their Dying Baby 01:00:00
CE Assessment
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