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Understand Death Better Q&A

Do you have burning questions about death or end-of-life care? At these Q&A sessions I explore in a clear and compassionate way, the issues around preparing for death, supporting each other as we face our own death, and accompanying those we love, the process of grieving and the choices we have to make to die with dignity. All questions are welcome!

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Latest Articles

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Heart failure

March 20, 2024

Gina has had some confronting news.   “I am a 62-year-old woman. I’ve been diagnosed with heart failure, (six months ago) and this will likely cause my death.  At what point should I start seeing palliative care specialists?  My cardiologist is coy about discussing this with me.”   The diagnosis took … Read more

Reach Beyond – and let go of fear of death, this Seniors Week, on Thursday at 10 am.

Reach Beyond – and let go of fear of death, this Seniors Week.

March 19, 2024

Join us at Understand Death Better, 10am, Thursday morning, March 21, while we Reach Beyond – and let go of fear – talking about death at the Dougherty Community Centre, 7 Victor Street, Chatswood. We promise it will be enlightening and entertaining. That’s because the stars of the show will … Read more

Very Special Kids Chief Medical Officer Katie Moore

Very Special Kids and busting myths about children’s hospice.

November 23, 2023

Managing misconceptions. The main myth about a children’s hospice is that it’s just for the end stage of life. Which leads to the next main myth. That is, that supporting children living with a life limiting illness is intensely dark and sad. “People often say to me, about my work: … Read more

The Resource Hub

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Articles to help with grief in its many forms.




The tools and strategies used in advanced planning




Caring for others or yourself is an important part of life

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Finding community & connection with others




Articles on the pandemic and stories from those affected by it

Good Grief! is a site by Margaret Rice, aimed at facilitating conversation and providing resources for grief management & end of life discussion.

It’s also a place for you to indulge in a lighter side of grief, to seek relief, comfort and wisdom from those who’ve experienced it.

Have you got something to say about your experience of loss or sadness? A story to share? Would you like to find more about how to cope? Good Grief! is a page for everyone. You can contact Margaret here.

After all, we all know what grief is, even though we aren’t very good at talking about it.

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Grief and palliative care articles and discussions

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Video Series: Practical Care at the End of Life

We're very excited to be able to share a new set of short, practical videos about personal care at end-of-life. Good Grief! and Kellie Cooper-Smith discuss how to provide personal care at the end-of-life.

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Conversations & Workshops

Margaret Rice hosts periodic events, book discussions and workshops

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A Good Death Book By Maragret Rice 2019


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