Film focuses on living kids’ illnesses

It has been proven that palliative care services result in better outcomes for patients, their families and friends. But the conversation quickly halts when it comes to talking about the services available to children with life-limiting illnesses.

It’s a topic that many find too confronting , scary and sad to contemplate, but a film showing at the coming Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival hopes to open the conversation about palliative care for children in Tasmania.

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The Courier – 13 October 2015

Joseph's palliative care journey | video - Olivia Shying ON JOSEPH Stewart’s sixth birthday his parents were faced with a devastating reality – their vibrant, happy child might not make it through the day. The tenacious seven-year-old was a...

Herald Sun – 6 September 2015

Why being a did is so special to me - Catherine Lambert A day rarely passes when Simon Waring did not kiss his son's soft, bright cheeks. Three years ago he kissed them for the last time. "I bent down to kiss his check and and suddenly his...

Free State Times – 3 October 2013

Bloem girl's HIV story set for big screen - Mamello Mokoena, Bloemfontein Moonshine Movies, an Australian Film company responsible for the award-winning 2012 series of short and feature-length films about pain control and pallioative care,...

eHospice – 6 December 2014

Little Stars burn bright - Rob Gill The World Cancer Congress in Melbourne last night (Friday 5 December) celebrated the official Australian launch of Little Stars, the locally-produced series of films at the heart of a global advocacy...

Neo Kosmos – 4 May 2015

Saving Little Stars in Greece - Nelly Skoufatoglou The Australian film project campaigns to help Merimna's Children's Home Care Service in Greece Little Stars is a campaign set to inform and promote the value of paediatric palliative care...

The Lancet Oncology – 1 May 2015

Little Stars - Talha Khan Burki Lancet Oncology, The, 2015-05-01, Volume 16, Issue 5, Pages 495-495, Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd “Currently the prevailing view of ‘hospice’ as it relates to children is negative”, explains the production...

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