The 50th issue of the Pediatric E-journal (PDF) offers an expanded collection of articles by contributors who responded to the invitation to either: (1) to look back on the development of pediatric palliative/hospice care and of ChiPPS and its E-Journal; or (2) to look forward to their hopes and predictions for the future of our field.
In his article acknowledging the work done on behalf of pediatric palliative and hospice care, NHPCO President and CEO Edo Banach writes in part:
I am proud to share the 50th edition of the ChiPPS e-journal with the field and I extend my deepest appreciation to the many people who make each edition possible. Over the past several years, we have featured hundreds of articles by dozens of experts and thought-leaders from the pediatric palliative and hospice care field. We have also included contributions from family members who have faced the overwhelming loss of a beloved child. And members of our ChiPPS Communication Workgroup have given of their time, talent and insight to make the e-journal a valuable resource offered free-of-charge to anyone interested in this important area.
For those of you reading this article in the ChiPPS e-journal, there is no need for me to tell you how essential it is to have members of the IDT skilled in caring for the unique needs of young people facing serious and life-limiting illness and being able to appropriately care for grieving families. The death of a child is surely one of the great challenges that those in our field face; yet, it is a reality that young people do die and over the years, NHPCO has done its best to provide resources, education, and opportunities to advocate on behalf of pediatric care.
Our Children’s Project on Palliative/Hospice Services began with a two-day meeting in Dallas in November 1998. So as we celebrate this milestone edition of the e-journal, we are just about to mark the 20th anniversary of ChiPPS.
Since 1998, the accomplishments of ChiPPS have played a vital role in shaping the entire national pediatric palliative care and hospice field and the written word has been a significant part of these efforts.
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This E-Journal is produced by ChiPPS (the Children’s Project on Palliative/Hospice Services), a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and, in particular, by ChiPPS E-Journal Workgroup, co-chaired by Christy Torkildson and Ann Fitzsimons.
Download the 73-page PDF or read the issue online.
Archived issues of this publication are available online.