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The last aid course for kids and teens from 8-14 years preliminary results from the first pilot test


Hospice & Palliative Medicine International Journal
Bollig G,1,2,3 Mainzer K,4 Fiedler H,5 Pothmann R4

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Abstract

In order to empower citizens to care for seriously ill and dying people at home Last Aid Courses have been started in Norway, Germany and Denmark in 2014/2015. The main aims of the Last Aid movement are to raise citizen’s awareness and knowledge of Palliative Care and to empower them to care for seriously ill and dying people at home. As children do often have contact with seriously ill and dying people in their families a Last Aid Course for children aged 8-14 years was established. The first pilot course has shown that the children appreciate the Last Aid Course concept and suggests that children want to talk open about death and dying. Scientific evaluation should be an integrated part of the further work and implementation of Last Aid Courses for children and teenagers in different countries.

Keywords

palliative care, end-of-life care, last aid course, children, teens

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