Ms. Marston introduces her career beginnings as a response to the HIV/AIDS crisis in South Africa and describes some of the memorable experiences with youth she cared for. She explains her role in the initial implementation of pediatric palliative day care and home care as well as some of the challenges around growing provider, political, and community education in South Africa. Ms. Marston then talks about her international experiences meeting other in pioneers in the pediatric palliative care field. She touches on her work in developing hospice programs as well as some of the global challenges she's experienced while establishing palliative care programs. Ms. Marston then goes on to itemize some of the challenges she's faced in her career and successful methods to counteract those barriers. She concludes with her vison of child palliative care to be integrated into universal health coverage and "accessible to every child's needs."
Pediatric Palliative Care Oral History Project
Bernard Becker Medical Library, Washington University in St. Louis
"Joan Marston Oral History." (2019). OH154-S24-i01, Bernard Becker Medical Library, Washington University in St. Louis.