A charter for the rights of the dying child

The Lancet reports on a project to develop a charter for the rights of children approaching the end of their lives which was launched in Italy in September 2012 and is now nearing completion.

The 3 May issue of The Lancet reports that a group of professionals working with children affected by life limiting conditions in Italy have developed a charter for dying children. The project has been supported and promoted by the Maruzza Lefebvre D’Ovidio Foundation with the goal to develop a document that could be applied in any clinical situation or circumstance…read more

…the charter will have achieved its purpose when every individual caring for a dying child is capable of staying near the child until the last moments of his or her life, prepared to accept his or her death, ensuring both respect and dignity.

From ehospice’s International edition