International Children's Palliative Care Network: A Global Action Network for Children With Life-Limiting Conditions

Title

International Children's Palliative Care Network: A Global Action Network for Children With Life-Limiting Conditions

Creator

Marston J; Boucher S; Downing J

Publisher

Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Date

2018

Subject

palliative therapy; article; child; education; female; human; human experiment; major clinical study; male; organization; social welfare; South Korea

Description

The International Children's Palliative Care Network (ICPCN) is a global network of individuals and organizations working together to reach the estimated 21 million children with life-limiting conditions and life-threatening illnesses. The drive to establish the ICPCN was born from the recognition of the gaps in service provision for children's palliative care and the need to collaborate, network, and share resources. Established in 2005 during a meeting in Seoul, South Korea, the ICPCN has developed over the years into an established network with a global membership. The history of the organization is described, including some of the key events since its inception. Working in collaboration with others, ICPCN has five key focus areas: Communication; Advocacy; Research; Education; and Strategic development, and is the only international charity working globally for the rights of children with palliative care needs. Activities in these areas are discussed, along with the inter-connection between the five areas. Without the ICPCN, palliative care for children would not have developed as far as it has over the years and the organization is committed to ongoing work in this area until all children requiring palliative care have access to quality services, wherever they live around the world.

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Citation List Month

June 2018 List

Collection

Citation

Marston J; Boucher S; Downing J, “International Children's Palliative Care Network: A Global Action Network for Children With Life-Limiting Conditions,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed October 15, 2018, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/15146.

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