Friday, 19 August 2011

"Journeys" - a palliative care resource for children and teenagers

Palliative Care Australia (PCA) has launched Journeys - Palliative care for children and teenagers, a resource designed to prepare and equip families caring for a child with a life limiting illness.

"When families have a child in need of palliative care, finding the right information and support is crucial." said Dr Scott Blackwell, PCA President. "Journeys can help families and carers identify where to look or who to go to for specific information and support which best meets their needs at all stages of their palliative care journey."

Journeys is divided into 4 sections, reflective of the different stages and situations families may face as their child's illness progresses. "No child, family or illness is the same and this resource contains a wealth of information to support the whole family, from explaining commonly used words or phrases used in initial diagnosis, though to dealing with death and bereavement."

Journeys - Palliative care for children and teenagers can be downloaded or ordered free of charge in hard copy from the PCA website.

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