Acknowledging the role of nurses in children's palliative care
Monday 12 May is International Nurses Day. Nurses form the backbone of children's palliative care services in many countries and are always there to share the ups and downs of the journey with the children they care for and their families. An American nurse practitioner, Christine Bell, sums up the role of a nurse beautifully when she says: Our job as nurses is to cushion the sorrow and celebrate the joy every day, while we are 'just doing our jobs'.
ICPCN would like to take this opportunity to honour and acknowledge all those wonderful nurses who work in children's palliative care and thank them for their compassion, expertise and love.
ehospice in line for top charity award
ICPCN is proud to be a part of ehospice which has been shortlisted for the prestigious Charity Awards, recognising and rewarding those organisations doing exceptional work in all areas of charitable activity. The awards are an annual programme held in the UK which celebrate and highlight best practice across the voluntary sector.
ehospice has been shortlisted in the ‘Healthcare and Medical Research’ category, and will be assessed on 10 Hallmarks of Excellence.
The winners of the awards will be announced at a ceremony in London on 12 June. Read more
An intolerable burden of care
A recent article in the Sunday Tribune, a South African weekly newspaper, takes a deeper look at the unbearable burden of care that led a South African mother living in London to kill her three children suffering with SMA and try to kill herself. The story highlights most poignantly the need for more and better palliative care services around the world. Read more