Roger Woodruff, International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care Newsletter
...I was left a little in awe at what these people were managing to do. I was pleased to see Nash's statement that his team's work was not in the interests of some multicultural political correctness, but because they believed their paediatric patients and their families would get better care. This book has got a lot to offer anybody who works in palliative care in a multifaith setting, not just the chaplaincy team.
George M. Rossi MA MDiv BCC, clinical chaplain, Pastoral Care Services, Medical University of South CarolinaAPC Forum, Association of Professional Chaplains
The book is full of cultural and religious helps that concern the entire healthcare treatment team from routine care to palliative and end-of-life care...the book is truly a resource for all bedside clinicians, including professional chaplains, nursing, medicine and other therapeutic specialty clinicians, too. Each chapter focuses on care for a child and family from each of the faith traditions. A Buddhist mother's reflection on spiritual and religious care needs during the premature birth of her twins was particularly enlightening and informative. Then in the final chapter, Paul Nash does a nice job of highlighting spiritual assessment tools and setting up spiritual care that is reflective of pathway care. This book will help new chaplains and seasoned chaplains who need a thorough resource and guide for pediatric palliative and end-of-life care, and the care preceding those difficult and trying times.
Revd Philip WrightHealth and Social Care Chaplaincy, Issue 4.1 (June) 2016
This is a well written book that is easy to refer to when needed and can be used by any level of chaplain or health care professional. Having been a chaplain for several years and worked and specialized in paediatric settings I found this book refreshing, educational and both uplifting and encouraging. I know I will be re-reading it again and again in my work.