I’m going to show you contrasting end of life sick beds. I’m hoping these images will help you think about your end-of-life moment more realistically. The painting Death in the Sickroom, by Edvard Munch has the level of gravitas many of us imagine at our deathbeds. Everyone is very passive, which suggests heavy emotion. They […]
As Palliative Care West Australia launches its new campaign “You only die once”, urging people to prepare an advance care directive, it seems the right time to post this clip when Studio 10’s Kerri-Anne Kennerley, Joe Hildebrand interviewed me. In this very poignant interview, recorded in May this year, Kerri-Anne explains candidly that she never […]
I picked up many, many gems of wisdom from North Sydney’s ‘Conversations about Death and Dying’ on Saturday, (May 25, 2019.) It never ceases to amaze me that no matter how much you think you know about a subject there is always so much more to learn.
My advance care directive is only short. I don’t want to say too much, be too specific and I’ve been very deliberate about this. Today I popped it up, sorting to the top of my list of computer folders. Of course I hope it won’t be needed for many years. But now it will be the […]