Together for Short Lives hosts an international email based forum designed to support practitioners to share, exchange and debate approaches to children’s palliative care.
The care forum, called PaedPalCare, is the go to place if you want to want to seek expert advice from the world’s most prominent children’s palliative care practitioners and join in the discussion about new innovations and approaches to caring for babies, children and young people with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions. The Care Forum is free and fully moderated and the mailing goes out to about 1000 members and stakeholders worldwide.
The forum offers support for practitioners, especially those working on their own, or in countries where children’s palliative care is a new speciality. Members of the forum are committed and quick to respond to questions and dilemmas. Topics and discussions are wide-ranging, and include pain and symptom management; treatment approaches; drug doses and routes; and ethical issues such as withdrawing life-sustaining treatment.
Any practitioner or professional with an interest in children’s palliative care can join. Current members include nurses, doctors, social care professionals, physiotherapists, policy makers, teachers and bereavement specialists. It is simple to join and start posting messages. All you need to do is follow the link below, sign up and start posting away!
To join the forum, go to: http://www.togetherforshortlives.org.uk/professionals/care_provision/care_forum