Linking to the World Hospice and Palliative Care Day on October 11, the ICPCN would like to use the entire month of October to run the#Hatsonforchildrenshospicecare Social Media campaign that not only raises awareness of children’s palliative care but also recognises the various and valuable members of a children’s palliative care multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary team, all of whom work together to provide holistic and coordinated care to the child and to the family.
Who cares? We do!
The English idiom of “wearing many different hats” is most appropriate to this year’s theme Who cares? We do! and most applicable when describing children’s palliative care teams. When caring for a seriously ill child, what hat do you wear and how many hats do you wear? Some team members will wear many hats, for example, mothers with very sick children often become expert nurses, counsellors, teachers and dieticians.
To view the full article, please visit the International Children’s edition of ehospice.