Little Stars Launched in South Africa

Little Stars Launched in South Africa

WORLD Hospice and Palliative Care Day was on 10 October, and to celebrate and mark the occasion, the International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN) and local organisation Umduduzi – Hospice Care for Children, hosted the premiere of award-winning documentary “Little Stars”.

The ‘Little Stars’ documentary, produced by Mike Hill and Sue Collins of Moonshine Movies, tells the surprisingly life-affirming stories of children from around the world, including South Africa, living with life-limiting conditions and receiving support in the form of hospice and palliative care.

Tracey Brand, director of Umduduzi – Hospice care for children said: “We hosted the premiere to raise awareness; few people understand the meaning of palliative care and think of hospices as somewhere for people to die. Palliative care is not just about death and dying. It is about quality of life and helping the sick to live well, supported with symptoms that are controlled.”

The premiere and cocktail party held at Durban Girls’ College was a huge success with East Coast Radio’s Cameron Claassens as MC and performances by the popular Hinds Brothers and Keely Crocker.

KZN MEC for Finance, Belinda Scott, delivered the keynote address. MEC Scott thanked the ICPCN and Umduduzi for all they are doing to improve the lives of children living with life-threatening and life-limiting illnesses.

For more information, visit www.umduduzi.co.za

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Little Stars Launched in South Africa

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Children’s Palliative Care- Guest Blog by Sue Boucher

Children’s Palliative Care- Guest Blog by Sue Boucher

Those of us who work in children’s palliative care all have one experience in common… seeing the sometimes surprised, sometimes sympathetic but more often the unmistakable look of shock on the faces of those who innocently ask, ‘So what work do you do?’.

The typical response:

Ohhhhh……really? That must be so hard and so depressing.”

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LITTLE STARS TO BROADCAST ON TRT TURKEY

LITTLE STARS TO BROADCAST ON TRT TURKEY

Little Stars: Accomplishing the Extraordinary in the Face of Serious Illness will be nationally broadcast in Turkey this year on TRT.

The Turkish Radio and Television Corporation, also known as TRT, is the national public broadcaster of Turkey.

Affectionately known to local consumers as the “School”, it was for many years the only television and radio provider in Turkey.

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Little Stars: Japan Prize Finalist

Little Stars: Japan Prize Finalist

INTERNATIONAL VISION

To live in a world where children’s palliative care is acknowledged and respected as a unique service, and every child and young person with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and their families can receive the best quality of life and care regardless of which country they live in. The International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN) shares a vision that the total need of life-threatened or life-limited children should be met to encompass physical, emotional, spiritual and developmental aspects of care.

MISSION

Our mission is to achieve the best quality of life and care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions, their families and carers worldwide, by raising awareness of children’s palliative care, lobbying for the global development of children’s palliative care services, and sharing expertise, skills and knowledge.

AIMS

  1. To help services across the world to develop and meet the total care and support needs of life-limited children and their families.
  2. To advocate and raise awareness of children’s palliative care and the specific needs of life-limited or life-threatened children and their families.
  3. To develop a strong ICPCN membership from children’s palliative care services across the globe.
  4. To facilitate communication and sharing of resources, information and research worldwide, and to provide a ‘one stop shop’ for information relating to children’s palliative care.
  5. To campaign for the global development of children’s palliative care services.
  6. To enable the sharing of expertise and information between children’s palliative care practitioners.
  7. To increase the international evidence base for children’s palliative care.
  8. To maximise ICPCN’s resources by developing its fundraising activities in order to discharge its mission.

 

CARE NOW INTERNATIONAL

Contact

Joan Marston
Chief Executive
Email: joan.marston@icpcn.co.za
Phone: +27 (0)822 964 367

Donate

http://www.icpcn.org/donate-to-icpcn/

INTERNATIONAL VISION

To live in a world where children’s palliative care is acknowledged and respected as a unique service, and every child and young person with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and their families can receive the best quality of life and care regardless of which country they live in. The International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN) shares a vision that the total need of life-threatened or life-limited children should be met to encompass physical, emotional, spiritual and developmental aspects of care.

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Little Stars Officially Selected for Breath Of Fresh Air Festival

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The Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air Festival has officially selected Little Stars: Accomplishing the Extraordinary in the Face of Serious Illness in its 2015 Festival line-up.

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Sabine Kraft guest blog: Bundesverband Kinderhospiz

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Guest blog from Sabine Kraft, Bundesverband Kindehospiz, Germany.

Es war ein eindrückliches, unvergessliches Erlebnis, Lucy und ihre Familie an dem Filmtag zu begleiten. Lucy ist ein Mädchen, eine junge Frau, die eine starke Persönlichkeit ist, ein Mädchen, das mein Herz im Sturm erobert hat, eine Heldin. Ich wünsche Dir so sehr, Lucy, dass Deine Kunst und Deine Geschichte überall bekannt wird. Du bist ein Star!  (more…)

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