Joanne Wolfe

Director, Paediatric Palliative Care, Boston Children's Hospital - Associate Professor of Paediatrics, Harvard Medical School, USA

"Universal among all religions is the provision of guidance in living a moral life, which includes the protection and nourishing of vulnerable persons, including children. All religions should acknowledge children with serious illnesses as especially vulnerable, and deserving of the resources to experience life as children, despite the burden of their disease. These resources can be accessed through the provision of Paediatric Palliative Care."


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.