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Tell us your story. A new advocacy project from ICPCN

Calling all children, parents and carers. Do you have a palliative care story to tell? If so, we want to hear from you. In 2011, ICPCN published Touching Rainbows, a book that gave a voice to children with life limiting conditions from around the world by allowing them, and those who cared for them, to tell their …continue reading »

Top award for Prof Julia Downing at Panama conference

On Wednesday 10 September 2014, in Panama City, Professor Julia Downing was awarded the Robert Tiffany Nursing Lectureship which honours those within cancer nursing who have made a significant contribution to cancer practice, education, research or management at a national, regional and/or international level. Commenting on how she felt about being chosen as the recipient …continue reading »

Marmaduke’s Story

Watch the unreleased short film “Marmaduke’s Story” about childhood cancer and palliative care in Australia from the Little Stars series. “When you realise how uncertain life is you do begin to appreciate the value of family and friendships and enjoy those moments while you have then because you don’t know what’s around the corner.” These …continue reading »

Healing hearts and sending joy across the sky

  Music was in the air in a unique collaboration between a reformatory for women in Ohio, USA and a children’s hospice in Bloemfontein, South Africa. The beautiful voices of the woman’s choir brought joy to the children as they watched and listened via Skype. Yesterday, 22 August 2014, was a memorable day for 100 …continue reading »

War and Refugees – the challenge to palliative care

Joan Marston, ICPCN’s Chief Executive, asks what the palliative care community should be doing to ease the burden of war refugees with palliative care needs. We have all been deeply affected by the humanitarian crises around the world and the pictures of the suffering of so many who have the misfortune to live in regions …continue reading »

Botswana gearing up to provide children’s palliative care

Last week Busi Nkosi, ICPCN’s Advocacy Director, paid a brief visit to Botswana where she was warmly welcomed and held a productive meeting with a number of officials and stakeholders interested in getting the country’s first children’s palliative care service off the ground. Busi reports that the meeting, held at the offices of the Ministry …continue reading »