Public health palliative care education: children and schools

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Public health palliative care recognises the impact of wider social systems in shaping how children experience illness, caregiving and bereavement. As such, public health palliative care education identifies the significance of meaningful support for children that moves beyond individual experiences to the role and capacity of educational communities to proactively prepare its members to care for themselves and others at these times. As such, this chapter highlights the role of school communities in public health, focusing on the relevance of Health Promoting Schools (HPS) and, in turn, Health Promoting Palliative Care Schools (HPPCS). Indicators for HPPCS's are provided along with examples of public health palliative care education and the associated challenges and opportunities for developing related work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOxford Textbook of Public Health and Palliative Care
EditorsJulian Abel, Allan Kellehear
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9780198862994
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2022


  • children's experiences of illness
  • caregiving
  • death
  • bereavement


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