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When is grief abnormal?

Today, do we turn grief into a medical condition when it’s a normal reaction to death and loss?

When does grief become abnormal? And if we don’t see it in medical terms soon enough, do we lose chances to help? 226 more words

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Flowers for Jean

When my friend Susan’s mother Jean was cremated at Leura Memorial Gardens in Autumn this year, her family used lots of flowers and foliage from her garden in the Blue Mountains of NSW to adorn her coffin. 101 more words

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'Battle' language offensive

“The language that we use around talking about cancer, whether we’re talking about other people or even patients themselves, or the people treating them is really fraught.” 225 more words

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Tributes to parents

John Faine of ABC Melbourne interviewed Susan Wyndham, Margaret Rice and Chris Hall on 24 October, 2013. That interview is just as relevant today as it was three years ago. 164 more words

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Grief and love

“Grief and love are conjoined, you don’t get one without the other,” Jandy Nelson.

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If only I knew

Palliative Care Australia’s pamphlet “If Only I knew” tells the story of Suzanne, who is dying.

“I’ve thought a lot about dying because my Dad was living with us when he passed. 144 more words

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Saying goodbye to a cousin

We said farewell to my lovely cousin Kim this week, a beautiful woman and another cousin who died too young.

Cousins are the first friends we have as children, they are different yet familiar. 78 more words

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