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The Lancet publishes papers on core communication principles for communicating with children about illness and death

The global prevalence of life threatening conditions in children and parents makes it an urgent priority to develop child-focused communication guidelines for healthcare professionals to support families in their time of need. On Thursday 14 March The Lancet published two groundbreaking papers collating evidence and global expertise to derive core communication principles to assist healthcare professionals in communicating […]

What do we tell the children? ICPCN participates in focus group workshop to develop communication guidelines for children

Participants in the focus group workshop held at the HSRC offices this March 2019 in Durban, South Africa Many health care providers find the thought of talking to a child about their own or a parent’s life-limiting or life-threatening condition a daunting task. Despite this, it is generally recognised that knowledge and understanding of their […]

5 Scholarships offered to clinicians from low and middle income countries for EPEC Training in October

EPEC-Pediatrics (Education in Palliative and End-of-life Care) is offering five competitive scholarships to clinicians from low to moderate income countries currently working in the field of pediatric palliative care. The recipients of this scholarship will be selected based on leadership abilities, commitment to moving the field of palliative care forward, and attending to underserved pediatric […]

IAHPC offers traveling scholarships to palliative care conferences in Rwanda and Perth in 2019

The International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) is pleased to announce it will provide Traveling Scholarships to support the travel of palliative care workers to attend the following educational events: 5 (five) scholarships for the 6th International African Palliative Care Association (APCA) Conference in Kigali, Rwanda on September 17-20, 2019. Deadline to apply is May 10, 2019. Results […]