ICPCN publish first case-based manual on children’s palliative care

ICPCN is excited that its new manual on Children’s Palliative Care has been published by Springer this week. The International Case-Based Manual is one of the first of its kind and ICPCN have been working hard with experts over the past year or more to develop and write this manual. Each of the chapters is authored by experts from around the world, utilising one or two cases to develop the chapter theme and explore important issues in children’s palliative care. ICPCN would like to thank all of the authors for their time and commitment to writing this manual.

This manual enables individuals working in children’s palliative care (CPC) globally to learn through engaging real-world cases. The aim is to provide a clinical case-based resource that is globally relevant and accessible to those working in CPC.  Drawing on case histories from around the world that reflect key issues and elements of CPC, it provides a practical approach grounded in experience. It addresses multidisciplinary care in the management of children and their families; discusses cases from an international perspective, and shares examples from a variety of countries, utilising cases across a range of ages and conditions, demonstrating holistic care. It represents the first case-based manual on global CPC and is endorsed and promoted by the International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN).

Paul Quilliam, Chair of ICPCN, says in his foreword: “I am pleased to commend this global resource to any individual or organisation working in the field of children’s palliative care. It has been thoughtfully curated and compiled, bringing together the well-respected expertise of leading international children’s palliative care clinicians who continue to champion the delivery of CPC knowledge sharing across the world. …. All involved in bringing this rich resource together, should be immensely proud of this publication and the contribution it will make to a very dedicated global CPC community.”

The ebook is now available from the Springer website along with individual chapters. Copies of the printed version can be ordered from the Springer website and Amazon which will be available from the 1st May.

ICPCN members get a 20% discount as of April 20 2020, and some chapters of the book will be free access in April as part of the Springer Nature 2020 Year of the Nurse and the Midwife social media campaign.

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