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Professor Julia Downing reacts to the publication of the Lancet Commission on Palliative Care

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Official launch of children’s palliative care programme in Lesotho

On Friday 13 October a ceremony was held at the Pitso Ground in Maseru to celebrate the launch of children’s palliative care provision in the  mountain kingdom of Lesotho. Prompted by the unnecessary suffering of children with life limiting and life threatening illnesses, the government of this country sought help to provide relief for this […]

Lancet Commission on Global Access to Palliative Care and Pain Relief

The Lancet Commission on Global Access to Palliative Care and Pain Relief is the result of a three year project involving 61 co-authors from 25 countries. The authors have developed an essential package of palliative care services – including medicines, equipment and staffing models – to be made available by health systems worldwide, and call for […]

I will carry you – a new blog from Sabrina McKeithan

Hospice nurse, Sabrina McKeithan, has written a touching new blog for ICPCN in which she describes the joys and sadness experienced by a mother who carries her baby to term despite receiving a life-limiting diagnosis during pregnancy.   We find out something is wrong with you before you are born; the doctor gave us the option […]

Together for Short Lives conference launches guide to establish volunteer services for families

Last week Together for Short Lives (TfSL) hosted a conference to launch Together We Can, a practical guide to help hospices and other organisations working in children’s palliative care support volunteers to work with the families of children with life-limiting conditions. The guide draws on the experiences of families, volunteers and services from the Family […]