Sunflowers symbolize hope and joy.

The Sunflower podcast explores approaches to palliative care for children.

The Sunflower podcast explores new global pediatric palliative care issues and engages professionals with questions about caring for children with serious illnesses and their families through a global lens. It brings curiosity, humour, and reflection to the world of palliative care. It examines its joys and challenges, including topics related to education, advocacy, self-care, and leadership from around the world.


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The podcast is aimed at all healthcare providers worldwide interested in exploring care for seriously ill children and palliative care for children. Past topics have included “Finding Beauty and Joy in Children’s Palliative Care “and “Breath in and out: Bringing Respirology and Palliative Care Together.”

The Sunflower is hosted by Dr. Spandana Rayala (Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration), Dr. Megan Doherty (Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and Roger Neilson Children’s Hospice, Ottawa, Canada), Dr. Natasha Datoo and Camara Van Breemen (Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, Vancouver, Canada).

You can listen to past and future episodes of The Sunflower podcasts here or on Spotify




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