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Latest News

Development of national CPC guidelines and training curriculum for Lesotho

Earlier this year the ICPCN partnered with the Lesotho Ministry of Health to introduce children’s palliative care into the country. Twenty nine health professionals were trained in the basic principles of children’s palliative care and underwent clinical attachment in Bloemfontein, South Africa to experience children’s palliative care first-hand. In June, ten of these professionals were selected and […]

When an angel comes your way – a new blog post by Sabrina McKeithan

Sabrina McKeithan has been a registered nurse for over 40 years, the past fifteen and a half years in the field of hospice, which is where her passion lies. She says, “Hospice nursing is challenging, which enables a nurse to think outside the box. There is nothing more humbling than assisting a patient to reach […]

Focus on context and culture at this year’s Cardiff Conference

Last week, the 8th International Cardiff Conference on Paediatric Palliative Care with its theme, Words apart: Culture and context in caring for the whole child, delivered a rich and stimulating variety of plenary sessions, presentations and workshops encouraging delegates to consider the role that cultural identity plays in both the delivery and reception of holistic […]

Statement from the International Palliative Care Community following the death of Charlie Gard

This statement is issued by the International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN) in conjunction with the international palliative care community represented by the Worldwide Hospice and Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA) and the International Association of Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC). It is supported by UK children’s palliative care charity, Together for Short Lives. Statement We […]