Including Schools in Children’s Palliative Care

14082013-1Denise Mortlock, Founding Director of The Rocking Horse Project, Swaziland’s first Children’s Palliative Care Project, reflects on the joys of working with children and the value of including schools in the provision of children’s palliative care.

When I asked Phinda what he is going to do when he leaves school, he said he is going to be a doctor. I said I was very happy to hear that and asked if he would do some liposuction on me. “Oh no, you are too old,” he said with a smile, “I will rather do heart surgery on you.” And that is the reward you get when working with children! Brutal honesty laced with genuine kindness…read more

“Children and young people with life-limiting conditions, their families and carers need help and I encourage anyone or any organization to contact their local hospice and see what can be done.”

From ehospice’s International Children’s edition.