Brazilian Program In Palliative Care

TUCCA Hospice Francesco Leonardo Beira

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To provide care and treatment to children and adolescents in palliative care, TUCCA inaugurated the first pediatric hospice in Brazil in October 1st. 2012,l. In this space the patients receive the necessary care at end of life, such as comfort, care and multidisciplinary care differentiated with company of his family.

The service is free and covers all necessary infrastructure, without limiting the time of lodging of the patient. The family also feature support for dealing with grief after the death of the patient.

The number of rooms in the Hospice is sufficient to meet the demand of pediatric oncology at Hospital Santa Marcelina, since about 80% of patients respond positively to the curative treatment of cancer. The hospice also has recreation area, dining room, nursing station, and offers various activities for patients and their families.

Pediatric Palliative Oncology Workshop

INCTR Brasil in conjunction with the Department of Pediatric Oncology, Santa Marcelina Hospital, hold an interdisciplinary Pediatric Palliative Oncology Symposium, focused on the comprehensive care of children with cancer and their families. Featuring experts, as the renowned physician Dr. Adam Rapoport from SickKids Hospital (Canada), share their experience and expertise with all attendees.

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