LauraLynn Children’s Hospice + Palliative Care Support Trust, Malawi

Skills Development for Children’s Palliative Care Staff in Malawi

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LauraLynn Children’s Hospice aims to build a reciprocal learning partnership with the Palliative Care Support Trust in Malawi, whose objectives include the development of staff members’ psychosocial skills, resilience, and coping in working with children with palliative and life-limiting conditions, and their families. The Start-Up Grant will assist in the initial visits to establish formal links between the institutions, needs assessments, and workshops to facilitate reciprocal learning and experiences around Clinical Debriefing, and the use of activity adaptation to enhance engagement, social interaction, and quality of life.

For more information on this partnership, please click below to watch LauraLynn’s Niamh McEnerney and Anna Brown speaking at the 1st ESTHER Ireland Partnerships Forum in November 2016.

Partnership Coordinators:

Niamh McEnerney (Practice Development Nurse Manager), Anna Brown (Senior Occupational Therapist) (LauraLynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice, Dublin, Ireland)

Dr Cornelius Kondwani Huwa (Medical Director, Children’s Palliative Care, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Malawi)

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