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Calling all keyboard warriors! Comment on WHO Declaration on Primary Health Care by 22 July to include palliative care
The World Health Organization (WHO) is conducting a second consultation requesting input for the Declaration on Primary health Care to be approved at the Global Conference on Primary Health Care (25 – 26 October 2018). The purpose of this meeting is to renew government commitments to strengthening primary health care to achieve universal health coverage and the […]
Thousands walk, run, ride and roll around Germany to raise awareness of children needing palliative care
It is estimated that there are 40,000 families in Germany who will suffer the loss of a child before adulthood due to life-limiting or life-threatening illness. Members of the German national association of children’s hospices, Bundesverband Kinderhospiz e.V., including outpatient and in-patient children’s hospice facilities will participate in the Kinder-Lebens-Lauf (Children’s Life Run) around the […]
The price of ignorance – A blog about the need for training in perinatal palliative care by Busi Nkosi
I still think about Millicent. In 1982 I completed my midwifery training and early in 1983 I was working in a South African clinic’s midwifery department as a qualified midwife. We used to rotate in all the three units i.e. ante-natal care, labour ward and post-natal care. One had an opportunity of following a patient […]
Lanise Shortell, perinatal and paediatric hospice nurse and grief counselor, considers the challenges of grieving fathers and highlights some of the resources that are out there to help them. As Father’s Day approaches, we naturally honour dads for their strength, devotion, and super human abilities to be the anchors within our families. Strength is a good […]