Closed workshop in Rome to discuss religion and children’s palliative care

Categories: Leadership.

On 10 November 2015,experts working in the paediatric palliative care sector worldwide, theologians of different faiths, global thought leaders and communicators, human rights advocates, patients and families from diverse cultures and walks of life will come together to share experiences, thoughts and recommendations for the provision of palliative care services for children with life-shortening illnesses.

The international workshop, ‘Defining the Essence of Palliative Care for Children: Religions Together’ has been organised by the Maruzza Foundation in collaboration with the Pontifical Academy for Life and will take place at the Pontifical Academy for Life between 08:30 and 18:00/  

Statement
The Maruzza Foundation describes the ultimate goal of this workshop as “A unified statement – ‘Palliative Care for Children: Religions Together’- to help strengthen the global consensus on the protection of life in all conditions – especially in children with life-threatening illness – highlighting that paediatric  palliative care, which promotes dignity, worth and the best quality of life possible, offers the most appropriate solutions to the complex needs of children with incurable illness and their families.”

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