Grief is socially isolating but it doesn’t need to be – we can provide the community we need when someone dies, Joanna McIlveen explained.
We were at a Professional Development Day for the Workskills teachers of the St George and Sutherland Community College.
Jo’s presentation was profound. Here are some points from it.
“Dying is a social, psychological and spiritual experience with a medical dimension. It is not a medical experience with a psychological dimension.
“The recognition of this principle must mean that end of life care is a civic responsibility – we owe each other, each other.”
Good Grief! was there to share resources. If ideas, information and websites to visit are shared, then we have achieved our goal!
Jo is the Grief and Bereavement Coordinator for South Eastern Sydney Local Health District. She is working with Compassionate Communities.
How about trying Lyndey’s ‘Comfort food for Grief’, to help you find a way to reach someone who is grieving using the universal language of love – food.
To follow Jo’s other work, listen to this podcast.
Or this one.