The role of health play specialists in palliative care
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The role of health play specialists in palliative care

Penelope Hart-Spencer Play specialist and paediatric support coordinator, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Palatine Treatment Centre, Manchester, England

The role of health play specialists (HPSs) in palliative care is under-researched. Although they undertake extremely beneficial work in this area, it is not evidenced in palliative care literature. This article explores the role of HPSs in palliative care and uses a case study to demonstrate how they support children and their families.

Correspondence penelope.hartspencer@christie.nhs.uk

Cancer Nursing Practice. 17, 01,25-27. doi: 10.7748/cnp.2018.e1426

Received: 28 March 2017

Accepted: 08 September 2017

Published in print: 08 February 2018

Conflict Of Interest

None declared

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