Monthly Archives: November 2009

Presenting what we learn from children and families

Stephen Parkinson and I presented at the Paediatric Society Conference held in Hamilton on 25th November. We presented - 'Head & Heart: Psychological and Spiritual Issues for Children - the Quality of Being with Seriously Ill Children'. Psychological and spiritual aspects of care are often given lip service but not understood. This was explored within [...]

By | November 30th, 2009|A word from Cynthia|0 Comments

“When the heart keeps beating”

Last week I attended the Palliative Care Nurses New Zealand national conference in Wellington. The theme of the conference was - 'United we stand - Strengthening the Links'. The Hon Tariana Turia - Associate Minister of Health gave the opening address. In her speech she spoke of an integrated approach and collaboration of services in [...]

By | November 16th, 2009|A word from Cynthia|0 Comments

A true community organisation

10 November 2009 True Colours Charitable Trust was set up in 2004 to meet the needs of seriously ill children, young people and their families. The vision was that this would be a community organisation and that the community would benefit from having specialist nursing and psychological support to meet the needs of this population [...]

By | November 10th, 2009|A word from Cynthia|0 Comments