When children die

When children die

Imagining that children get ill and die is difficult and sad at the same time. It’s thus a topic that is not often talked about.

„ It is however a fact, that every year 500 children in Switzerland die because of a metabolic disorder or a chronic disease of the nervous- and immune system or because of cancer.

Months or even years can pass between the diagnosis and the time of death. This is an important time, which deserves the attention of the media, the public at large, the doctors as well as the affected children and their families. Only then can ways be found in mutual discussions to ensure that this final time is as nice as possible for the ill children and their loved ones".

Institutions that help in dealing with the terminal illness or death of a child are listed at the end of this chapter.

 

Switzerland

Addresses and links

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*= Services explicitly offered also in other languages than German.

 

Aargau

Addresses and links

  • We currently know of no offer in the Canton of Aargau

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* = Services explicitly offered also in other languages than German.

Basel-Landschaft

Addresses and links

  • The "Universitätskinderspital beider Basel" supports families with terminally ill children since 2011 with a special care Team: www.ukbb.ch

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Basel-Stadt

Addresses and links

  • The "Universitätskinderspital beider Basel" supports families with terminally ill children since 2011 with a special care Team: www.ukbb.ch

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Solothurn

Addresses and links

  • We currently know of no offer in the Canton of Solothurn.

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