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NACCHO Aboriginal Health #PalliativeCare : Supporting Indigenous people to talk about their end-of-life care

 

The end of someone’s life is a very special time in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. To ensure people have the care they want, in the place they want, it is important to be able to plan and discuss their wishes, 800 more words

Ken Wyatt

I didn't know we were there yet.... (part a) 

My mom was now going into her third week at the hospital and she was kind of in limbo. Her condition wasn’t really improving. It was Election Day and I had gotten her ballot from the election office and went to my local polling place to hand it in. 3,810 more words

Only Love Remains

Only Love Remains – Lessons from the Dying on the Meaning of Life
By Attilio Stajano
Clairview Books – £14.99

Palliative care is the new face of medicine; it incorporates scientific and technological progress while acknowledging interpersonal relationships and the integrity of the person in his or her various dimensions; physiological, mental, emotional and spiritual. 368 more words

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Hospice and Palliative Care 2.0 - CCCC

All of us do it. Literally 100% of us die.

That death doesn’t have to be full of pain and suffering, though. Marta Friedman, LCSW from UCSF remarked during one of the office hours sessions that, “Almost any moment can be a palliative moment.” It’s true. 500 more words

College After Craniotomy

Back to Basics

When I lecture on death/dying, I often talk about how even with all our modern marvels of medicine, human life always comes back to two basic needs- eating and sleeping. 528 more words

Health

New research projects agreed to help improve palliative and end of life care

Today we announced the results of an exciting new funding partnership with Marie Curie. Together we will be co-funding three research grants that help to answer some questions that people with MND identified as a priority for end of life care research. 843 more words

MND Research