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Book launch at successful 3rd Children’s Palliative Care Conference in the Czech Reppublic

Eva Moravcová from the Children’s Palliative Care Taskforce provides this short report on the recent 3rd Children’s Palliative Care Conference to be held in in the Czech Republic. The Third Czech Children´s Palliative Care Conference was held on November 30 and December 1, 2017 in Olomouc on the premises of the Military Hospital. The conference […]

Creating a ‘Tree of Resilience’ at Bear Cottage – a blog post by Judy King

Have you ever wondered what ‘Art Therapy’ at a children’s hospice would look like? Judy King, an Art Therapist who works part time at Bear Cottage in Manly, Australia has provided us with a step-by-step, illustrated account of the creation of a stunning ‘Tree of Resilience’ – a fine example of inclusivity and creativity in practice. […]

Addressing grief and fostering resilience in children – a new ICPCN blog post by Lanise Shortell

Lanise Shortell, a certified Grief Recovery Specialist and children’s palliative care nurse writes on practical ways to foster resilience and allow space for children who have suffered a loss to express their grief. In this latest ICPCN Blog post, Lanise Shortell, a certified Grief Recovery Specialist, writes that people often comfort themselves with the belief […]

ICPCN statement on palliative care for children living with HIV and AIDS this World AIDS Day

Professor Julia Downing, Chief Executive of ICPCN, released the following statement on the role of palliative care for children living with HIV and AIDS on this World AIDS Day, 1 December 2017. There is a great need for palliative care for children living with HIV/AIDS. In 2015 an estimated 1.8 million children under 15 years […]