Season Two of Life, Love and Loss is a collaboration between The Royal Children’s Hospital, Victorian Paediatric Palliative Care Program and Palliative Care Australia, funded as part of the Paediatric Palliative Care National Action Plan Project. This project received grant funding from the Australian Government. We warmly thank the parents who have generously taken part in this series.
In this podcast we hear from parents who share their family’s grief experience following the death of their child only one year ago. They will discuss the challenges they have faced, the way family life and relationships may have changed, the way they continue to honour and remember their child and how they’ve lived with their grief and loss over the past 12 months.
Life, Love and Loss: A podcast for families caring for a child who is dying was created in collaboration between the Victorian Paediatric Palliative Care Program (VPPCP), The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Palliative Care Australia and the Quality of Care collaborative Australia (QuoCCA).
These two podcast series were created to honor the experience of palliative care families and their children. Many families welcome the opportunity to talk about their child and contribute to improving future care and supports and these series aim to give those voices a platform to be shared. The VPPCP team partnered with parents and families to ensure that the topics covered in both series were informed by families and the important aspects of their experience that they wished to share with others.
Podcasts were selected as an ideal medium to allow parents and health professionals easy access to this sometimes-sensitive content, in their own time, and at their own pace.
These podcast series could not have been created without the generosity of the parents and families who so bravely and honestly shared their children’s stories. The podcast series would have also not been possible without funding support from The Quality Of Care Collaborative Australia (QuoCCA – season one) and Palliative Care Australia – Paediatric Palliative Care National Action Plan Project (season two).