DOI: 10.25259/ijpc_48_2023 ISSN:

The Science to Spirituality in Paediatric Palliative Care: A Commentary

R. R. Pravin
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health Policy

Spirituality in paediatric palliative care remains an enigma across both the Eastern and Western worlds. There is no absolute science to it, and it can be a barrier to effective palliative care to be delivered. This article aims to discuss the barriers to and recommendations for discussing this sensitive topic with children and their families to enhance the quality of palliative care rendered, with the aid of case studies to illustrate the underestimated importance of spirituality in paediatric palliative care.

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