Sue Boucher

Since 2007, Sue Boucher has been the International Information Officer for the International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN). She sits on the boards of the Umduduzi Hospice Care for Children in Durban and the South African National Children’s Palliative Care Network (PATCH-SA).

She has authored numerous teacher resource materials and children’s reading books, including Sunflower House, the story of a children’s hospice in Bloemfontein, South Africa. In 2006 she wrote a manual called Promoting Early Childhood Development within Pediatric Palliative Care and was a contributing author to the Oxford Textbook for Children’s Palliative Care in Africa. She co-edited the ICPCN Publication, Touching Rainbows.

Declaration and Call-to-Action on Palliative Care & COVID-19

Witnessing, with the rest of the world, the overwhelming physical, social, emotional and spiritual suffering COVID-19 is inflicting on infected persons and their families globally;

Recognizing that palliative care is aimed at prevention and management of serious health-related suffering;

Observing with great concern that the persons infected with COVID-19 are isolated from their families, and may never see them again;

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