The ICPCN is a registered international charity, which networks organizations and individuals working in children’s palliative care from all over the world.
Children and young people with life-limiting conditions have very specific palliative care needs which are often different to those of adults.
The ICPCN shares a vision that the total needs of life-limited children and their families should be met to encompass physical, emotional, social, spiritual and developmental aspects of care.
The ICPCN ensures that the voice of these children and young people is heard, respected and acknowledged as part of the wider hospice and palliative care movement worldwide.
To establish an international children’s palliative care network to enable the sharing of knowledge and experience and to support the development and growth of children’s palliative care globally, both in terms of quality and coverage of care.
To enable the collation and dissemination of information in accessible and appropriate formats and languages to support the development of children’s hospice and palliative care worldwide.
To provide a global voice for children’s hospice and palliative care and advocate for the rights of children to receive the palliative care they require.
- Research and education
To disseminate and expand where appropriate the evidence-base and educational opportunities for children’s hospice and palliative care at an international level.
And on this fourth objective, the Sunflower Children’s Hospice is really participating. One of the four objectives of Sunflower Children’s Hospice is “training” and the hospice organizes its trainings and education according to the ICPCN standards.
Sunflower Children’s Hospice is organizing official education courses for the International Children’s Palliative Care Network.
If you want to find out more about these courses or if you would like to follow one yourself, please leave your details on the Contact form.