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Quality of Life: Parent Educator

Bereaved parent advisers have important experiences and perspectives to share. Parent Educators help others learn from their experiences. Educators meet with St. Jude staff at events like End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC), Pediatric Palliative Oncology Symposium (PPOS), Fellows Training, and Nursing Orientation. They talk about understanding the parent perspective, approaching difficult conversations, and working with patients on palliative care. In this role, parents can support the larger Quality of Life program by improving everyone’s quality of care through education.

Learn more about QoL Education Events


  1. Be sure to read the parent educator manual and be prepared to review it with someone from the Quality of Life Team. If you have questions, you can email

    The Parent Educator Training Manual

  2. This is a quick overview of your role as a Parent Educator.

    Position Description: Parent Educator


Below are resources to help you prepare for your adviser role. You may only need to use some of these resources to participate in your adviser role. If you are not sure which resources your need or have questions about the resources, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at!

  1. Prepare for any meeting by reading these helpful guides!

  2. Need to hop on a Webex meeting? These guides can help you participate to the fullest.       

  3. Check out these documents if you are logging into your St. Jude email for the first time or need some help with your password. You can also call the St. Jude helpdesk at (901) 595-2000

  4. Some advisers may be asked to join Microsoft Teams. These documents can help you get started.

  5. It’s good to know about all the services and resources available to patients and families at St. Jude. Learn more by reading the guide below.

  6. The St. Jude Grief and Bereavement Support website has links to resources you may find helpful in your own journey and in your efforts to help others.

    Grief and Bereavement Support