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ICPCN introduces new e-learning course on perinatal palliative care

In response to the enormous need and the growing interest in neonatal and perinatal palliative care, ICPCN is delighted to announce the addition of an e-learning course on Perinatal Palliative Care to its eight existing courses. Perinatal palliative care is the holistic, multi-disciplinary care for infants, women and families following antenatal or postnatal diagnosis of life-limiting conditions, […]


Why I work in paediatric paliative care – a new blog post by Sophie Kieffer

Sophie Kieffer, a passionate advocate for paediatric palliative care, has written a blog for ICPCN about the experiences that led her to and keep her working in the field of children’s palliative care. In her blog she recalls her very first hospice experience, Sophie was 23 and was shadowing a nurse in a small community outside […]


Living and dying in pain: it doesn’t have to happen

This Saturday is World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2016 with the theme: Living and dying in pain – It doesn’t have to happen. Far too many children still live and die in pain. What is being done to address this? Saturday, 8 October is World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, a unified day of […]


ICPCN and Rachel House: developing children’s palliative care in Indonesia together

Prof. Julia Downing (centre, back row), ICPCN’s Director of Education & Research , recently visited Rachel House, an NGO pioneering children’s palliative care in Indonesia, to explore ways of intensifying collaboration so palliative care, still in its infancy in the country, keeps developing and becomes accessible for all children who need it. The challenges in […]