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Touching Rainbows – Acknowledging the Child’s Voice in Palliative Care

ISBN 978-0-620-51623-5

ICPCN Touching Rainbows bookThrough this book, ‘Touching Rainbows: Acknowledging the Child’s Voice in Palliative Care’ we have the privilege of hearing the voices of some of the many children whose lives, and those of their families, have been affected by life-threatening conditions. The children tell their stories with honesty and openness, through stories, poems and pictures. Children and their families from across the world share their experiences, either from the child themselves or from those who love them, such as their parents or brother and sister.

The stories, often told in the child’s own language and translated into English, are an inspiration to us all. It is hoped they will touch and enrich the lives of many, encourage those travelling a similar path, and instill a sense of courage and joy, despite the many challenges and heartaches.

“Man is born with rainbows in his heart and you’ll never read him unless you consider rainbows.”

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Children’s Palliative Care in South Africa – The facts

Front_cover_for_websiteThis Fact Book is for anyone who wants more information about children’s palliative care in South Africa. While this first Fact Book has been developed for South Africa, the basic facts regarding palliative care for children, and children themselves, remain the same wherever children are in the world.

This is the first in a series that the ICPCN is developing for in-country use. We plan to provide Fact Books for other countries that can be used for advocacy with governments, donors and other organisations working within that specific context.

The vision of the ICPCN is that all children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions will have access to palliative care provided by trained and competent practitioners; and this is one of the many steps towards that vision. Why should children suffer?

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Position papers

ICPCN Position paper on Drug Resistant TB

ICPCN Position paper on Maternal and Child Health

ICPCN Position paper on Pain in Children

ICPCN Position Paper on Living with Non Communicable Diseases

ICPCN Position Paper on Euthanasia in Children’s Palliative Care

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