Event Date

Tuesday, 12 October 2021

October is the month of promoting children's palliative care, so we will hold the 2nd conference at this time. Organizer: Children's Palliative Care Society. We will share experiences and answer questions about how we can work together at the community, municipal, national level to improve the quality of life in families raising seriously ill children and that everyone benefits from it. Caring, family, worries, support, love, selflessness, tolerance, children - these are the themes that unite us, every human being, family. The family is the foundation of society, one whole. Integrity is also a key principle in children's palliative care. The basic principle, which requires a unified need for a family support policy, in which the parties involved are the state, local government institutions and society as a whole. Conference will be held at Latvian language. Programme: Opening - Dr. Anda Jansone, Chairman of the board, Children palliative care society. "Leave no-one behind - equity in access to palliative care" - the importance of palliative care, especially now (globally) and especially for children, crucial elements for good organization of PC, perspective of PC and vision of development scenarios (best practices) - Dr.Julie Ling CEO of European Association for Palliative Care Consultant for WHO. Reflection of the real situation of families raising up a child with incurable disease in Latvia - Dace Kluša, Member of the board, Children palliative care society. October - month of palliative care, what is hospice, what are the benefits of the hospice care (for families, medical staff, society, state), what is difference between PC of adult and children, evaluation of the Latvian model of palliative care for children and recommendations for its development and improvement of services. Motivation of staff - Professor Julia Downing, ICPCN. The role of nature in palliative care - Artūrs Ķirps, Visceral therapist. Discussion - On necessity to build multifunctional PC center "Dream Bridges" for children and their families and possible solutions and steps to realize this project. Palliative care as understaning life and human being in general - Dr.Pēteris Kļava, Children reanimatologist. How to look at/accept a sick brother/sister and life in general - siblings.


  • Country: Latvija
  • City: Riga


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