Paediatric Palliative Care Stories

We are grateful to the families who have generously shared their paediatric palliative care stories. These stories cover a diverse range of life-limiting conditions and stages of the palliative care journey. Reading these stories may be upsetting, however, we trust they will also help to raise community awareness of paediatric palliative care and assist families who may be having similar experiences understand that there are others who may also be experiencing the same journey.
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    Of love and loss without palliative care

    In this story, Mary Brennan reflects on the death of her young son, Tom, who died of bone cancer in the early 1970s, when palliative care was unheard of. It was after Tom’s death that his brother Frank first considered studying medicine, and today works as a palliative care physician in Sydney.

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