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Children with Life-Threatening Illnesses Receive Hospice Care
Date:10/15/2008

HIV Positive Orphaned Muppet Cheers Soweto Hospice Pediatric Patients

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and funding from the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and other groups, Soweto Hospice has developed one of South Africa's first children's units to provide specialty care and reduce suffering endured by youngsters with life-threatening illnesses, including AIDS and cancer.

Without access to the care they need, people suffer horrific and unacceptable levels of distress. Hospice fills the gap by relieving suffering physically, emotionally and spiritually, performing vital work on the front line of caring for people who face the end of life. General hospitals have little, if any, support to offer such children. Professional Hospice personnel can and do look after these desolate little ones. One doctor recalls a stern lecture from the 10-year-old son of a domestic worker who said, "Treat me as a person, not a patient."

Soweto Hospice offers a wide range of life-saving and love-giving services from a multidisciplinary team of doctors, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and case workers, along with a palliative care unit, pediatric unit, home-based care, volunteers and many more resources available to children and their families. Many children facing terminal illness experience some of their happiest moments at Hospice because they've received appropriate nutrition, pain control, medical care and counseling and loving attention, explains a Soweto Hospice pediatric doctor commemorating World Hospice and Palliative Care Day.

Palliative care aims to improve the quality of life for people living with and dying from a terminal illness by preventing and relieving suffering through expert pain and symptom relief, as well as practical help for mental stress and support for family members. The Hospice has revolutionized reaching com
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