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Volunteers sought by pioneer children’s hospice in Hungary

The Light of My Eyes Foundation in Pécs, Hungary is looking for people with relevant skills in children’s palliative care who are willing to volunteer a month or more to provide expertise to their small team working at Dóri House children’s hospice. In 2011, thirty years after the first children’s hospice was built in England, …continue reading »

A beautiful essay for World hospice and palliative care day

To honour the memory of her nephew Giampaolo, Luisella Magnani writes these beautiful thoughts about World hospice and palliative care day and ICPCN’s #hatsonforchildrenshospicecare campaign.  The hat on Children’s head, that hat whose size is larger than the Children’s headsize, is the symbol of protection, covering, embracing, comfort, the symbol of ‘universal coverage of palliative care’. …continue reading »

Hats on for children’s hospice care!

To celebrate World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, ICPCN has initiated a social media campaign to raise awareness of children’s hospice and palliative care throughout the month of October called #hatsonforchildrenshospicecare. Linking to the World Hospice and Palliative Care Day on October 11, the ICPCN would like to use the entire month of October to …continue reading »

Making time for children to play in palliative care programmes

A paper entitled ‘The role of play in Children’s Palliative Care’ has been published in a special edition of Children – Open Access Pediatrics Journal. It is available as a free download. “The sky’s awake so I’m awake and I have to play.” So says Princess Anna in the popular Disney animated movie Frozen. Children don’t …continue reading »

When comforting a child is a potential death sentence

UNICEF and Save the Children report that thousands of children are dying or being left orphaned as a result of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Resources are needed and new and creative ways to deal with this crises need to be found. Today, 2 October 2014, a report from CNN quotes U.N. child agency …continue reading »