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Stacy Remke

Teaching Specialist
M.S.W., University of Minnesota


Stacy Remke is a clinical social worker and a teaching specialist at the University of Minnesota School of Social Work in the areas of health, aging and disabilities. For 25 years, she worked with the pain, palliative care and integrative medicine program at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of MN. She received her social work degree at the University of Minnesota and has had over 25 years’ experience in pediatric care, with special emphasis in caring for children and their families who are coping with chronic, complex, and/ or life-threatening conditions, end of life care, and medical fragility. She coordinated Children’s Institute for Pain and Palliative Care (CIPPC), which provides education, training, consultation and resource development for pediatric palliative care, from 2005 to 2012.

She has presented nationally and internationally on topics related to pediatric palliative care, clinical intervention at end of life, psychosocial aspects of pain and symptom management, ethics, program development, and other topics. She is trained in clinical hypnosis, and has a special interest in developing creative intervention strategies to help children and their families cope with the distressing effects of disease and disability.

Stacy has conducted research into the experiences of families when their child dies, and the coping strategies of hospice workers, including pediatric practitioners.

She was a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s National Leadership Council for Pediatric Issues from 2006 to 2012, and participated in writing the Standards for Pediatric Palliative Care published in 2009. Stacy is a founding member of the National Network for Pediatric Palliative Care, and has served as a faculty member for CAPC’s PCLC-Pediatrics course and at their annual national conference. She belongs to the Social Work in Hospice and Palliative Care Network (SWHPN) and advocates for social work practice standards for pediatric palliative care. Stacy is an Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Social Worker (ACHP-SW).