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Our Chief Executive and Dr Raj were interviewed on the South African National News about the 3rd ICPCN Conference

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The price of ignorance – A blog about the need for training in perinatal palliative care by Busi Nkosi

I still think about Millicent. In 1982 I completed my midwifery training and early in 1983 I was working in a South African clinic’s midwifery department as a qualified midwife. We used to rotate in all the three units i.e. ante-natal care, labour ward and post-natal care. One had an opportunity of following a patient […]

What help is there for grieving dads?

Lanise Shortell, perinatal and paediatric hospice nurse and grief counselor, considers the challenges of grieving fathers and highlights some of the resources that are out there to help them.  As Father’s Day approaches, we naturally honour dads for their strength, devotion, and super human abilities to be the anchors within our families.  Strength is a good […]

Successful 3rd ICPCN Conference wraps up in Durban

The International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN)’s 3rd bi-annual conference came to a successful end on Saturday 2 June. The conference, held in partnership with local organisations Umduduzi Hospice Care for Children, PatchSA (Palliative Treatment for Children in South Africa) and the Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa (HPCA) and themed ‘Inspiration, Innovation, Integration,’ […]

Mother’s Day Mourning – a blog on supporting grieving moms on Mother’s Day

Lanise Shortell serves her local community as a perinatal and paediatric hospice nurse in Atlanta, Georgia. She facilitates family centered grief groups and speaks internationally to spiritual leaders on the importance of family grief support to enhance communities around the world. In her latest blog post written for ICPCN, Lanise looks at the ‘bone deep’ […]