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Three Magical Phrases to Comfort a Dying Person

At 3 p.m. on a Monday afternoon, death announced it was coming for him. He was only eight years old; his cancer cells were not responding to treatment anymore. His body’s leukemic blast cell counts were doubling daily. Bone marrow was no longer making red or white blood cells, not even platelets. The marrow was [...]

By |2019-04-03T11:21:18+11:00April 3rd, 2019|News|0 Comments

14th Annual Paediatric Palliative Care Symposium and Workshop Westmead

Designed for medical, nursing and allied health professionals, the symposium and workshop is an annual event and provides a forum to hear about best-practice and latest trends in paediatric palliative care. Guest speaker This year the guest speaker is Prof. Stephen Liben MD who will address the topic of teaching and learning in a more [...]

By |2018-02-15T12:12:37+11:00February 15th, 2018|News|0 Comments

3rd International Children’s Palliative Care Network Conference

The International Children's Palliative Care Network will be holding their 3rd ICPCN Conference in Durban, South Africa from Wednesday 30 May - Saturday 2 June, 2018. The theme for the conference is Inspiration, Innovation, Integration and they hope to bring people interested in paediatric palliative care from all over the world together to exchange knowledge, [...]

By |2018-01-31T13:44:15+11:00January 31st, 2018|News|0 Comments

PCA launches new paediatric palliative care resource

Minister for Health the Hon. Greg Hunt MP today launched new resources for paediatric palliative care at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. “I am proud to launch these resources that will assist families going through some of the toughest times of their lives. It’s important that everyone involved in caring for the child is [...]

By |2018-01-24T12:22:04+11:00January 24th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Nepean Blue Mountains 28th Annual Supportive and Palliative Care Conference

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District is hosting their 28th annual Supportive and Palliative Care Conference this Friday, 2nd June. This theme this year is Exploring New Horizons in Supportive and Palliative Care. Its aim is to consider burgeoning concepts and models of care that will inform palliative care practice into the future. Their programme is filled [...]

By |2017-05-31T19:49:40+11:00May 31st, 2017|News|0 Comments

13th Annual Paediatric Palliative Care Symposium

The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network is hosting their 13th Annual Paediatric Palliative Care Symposium and Workshop on March 2 and 3, 2017. Dr Richard D. Goldstein MD The keynote speaker will be Richard D. Goldstein MD, FAAP, assistant professor of paediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He is a paediatric [...]

By |2017-02-22T15:09:41+11:00February 22nd, 2017|News|0 Comments

Paediatric palliative care hospice volunteers

Paediatric palliative care volunteers represent about 10% of all palliative care volunteers in NSW. They have a particularly strong presence in the paediatric hospice and respite service located in Manly NSW. Who is involved? Why do they get involved? How do they make sense of their experience in supporting children and families during respite as [...]

By |2017-01-11T16:53:38+11:00January 11th, 2017|News|0 Comments

On paediatric palliative care in the US

The recent opening of the new children’s hospice in Brisbane, Hummingbird House, adds significantly to the support for children and their families who need residential-based respite and palliative care services often over an extended period of time before the end of their young lives. In the US the picture is very different, with currently only [...]

By |2017-01-05T22:33:50+11:00January 4th, 2017|News|0 Comments

New children’s palliative care guidelines published in the UK.

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the UK has published clinical guidelines on providing palliative care to seriously ill babies, children and young people. The new guideline, entitled End of Life Care for Infants, Children and Young People: Planning and Management, describes the care and support that children with life-limiting conditions [...]

By |2017-01-12T11:05:19+11:00December 8th, 2016|News|0 Comments

How Palliative Care Helped My Son Live

The first words that came to mind when my son’s surgeon referred our family to paediatric palliative care were “hospice” and “death.” I interpreted her referral as, “we should begin to let Micah die.” My heart pounded, my eyes swelled with tears, and my body trembled. Micah was not dying, and because I equated palliative care with [...]

By |2017-02-01T15:35:51+11:00November 23rd, 2016|News|0 Comments