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Children who require palliative care are being 'short changed or ignored', according to a survey of services in England by the charity Together for Short Lives.

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is one of the most common life-limiting genetic conditions. Ellen Bolton (not her real name) is a teenager with one of the rarer presentations of CF. This case study explores the experiences of Ellen and her family. It discusses…

Draft guidelines address regional variations, but there are worries over terminology, the needs of family members and implementation. The death of a child is a comparatively rare event in the UK. Even so, more than 3,000 infant and 2,000 children and…

A good palliative care service is responsive, available to families where they want it, provided round the clock, and co-ordinated by a lead healthcare professional or team. This is the view of one hospice director of care in response to a draft good…

One in four people show a 'worrying' lack of understanding about children's hospices and palliative care, a survey shows.

Major announcements were made in all four parts of the UK at the end of last year. All have the potential to improve the way seriously ill children are looked after.

Appropriate respite care for children with life-limiting conditions (LLC) and their families is the cornerstone of high quality paediatric care. The effect of caring for children with LLC on families, including parental needs, cannot be…

Background Studies have documented the experiences of families with seriously ill children, but few have focused on the spiritual needs of families confronted with a child's imminent death.

Ana Todorovic's baby, Nadia, died just before birth. Ana says she received excellent care and was told when 37 weeks pregnant that Nadia was not going to survive for long.

This article describes the implementation and evaluation of a new partnership between a children's hospice service and an NHS children's community nursing team to support children's palliative care in the community. Aims and outcomes of the service…

Understanding research priorities in children's palliative care is important for nurses, following the phasing out of the Liverpool Care Pathway, which has led to a change in palliative and end of life care ( Department of Health (DH) 2014 ).…
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