11 steps to a good death – during Covid-19, these strange times. Strange is the right word for now. It is non-judgmental. It says this Covid-19 crisis is different, unfamiliar, something new to be navigated. The following list is adapted from the steps outlined in A Good Death: a compassionate and practical guide to prepare […]
A Good Death by Margaret Rice is now available for purchase online.
A Good Death is a guide to facilitate much needed conversation and provide resources for grief management and palliative care.
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“All lives don’t matter until black lives matter,” a young protester in Sydney told the ABC on Tuesday night. American George Floyd’s death has triggered distress in Australia’s Indigenous families about their own people’s continued deaths at the hands of authorities. Change appeared to come after a Royal Commission into Aboriginal deaths in custody more […]
A new report is calling for the appointment of a Palliative Care Commissioner and $240 million a year to support home based palliative care, reports Judy Skatssoon of Community Care Review. “The report says palliative care is treated like an “optional extra” but should be a core health service in the aged care sector,” says Judy. That’s […]
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Today, back to where we started to give a big shout out to palliative care volunteering, which warms the hearts of the dying. When Covid-19 struck the first thing … Read More about Missing – palliative care volunteers.
The USA has just passed a sombre milestone – 100,000 deaths from Covid-19. So what does this outcome show us about the intersection between health and … Read More about America hits 100,000.