The language of children's palliative care - Discussion paper

What do we mean when we use terms like “children’s hospice service”, “advance care planning” or “key working”, and when should we use them?

As children’s palliative care has developed, many professionals and organisations have evolved their own understanding of the language that we use. Now more than ever, we need firm definitions to facilitate data gathering and service planning. We also need to use language that is meaningful to a whole range of different audiences – families, providers, commissioners, researchers, the general public and potential funders.

Read our discussion paper on the language of children’s palliative care and join in the debate.

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