Rabbi Avraham Steinberg

Paediatric neurologist, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, co-Chair of Israel's National Bioethics Council, Israel

"All religions advocate and actively promote the ameliorating of pain and suffering as a moral and religious obligation. This includes medical, psycho-social and spiritual elements. All religions strongly support palliative care of all eligible children, provided it is done professionally and compassionately, and it is not intended to hasten death."


I will do all within my power so that every child with a life limiting or a life-threatening illness has access to paediatric palliative care.

Paediatric Palliative Care is the best approach for all children and young people suffering from a life-threatening and/or life-limiting disease.

Collectively, we have the opportunity and awareness to advocate for child-specific palliative care and for its provision as an integral part of the health care system of every country and relieve the suffering of so many more vulnerable children with life-threatening and life-limiting illness.