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From Palliative Care Australia Palliative Matters Stories about living, dying and Palliative Care


  1. Caring for my beautiful husband as he died and through the days that followed

    10 July 2017

    Who is the best person to care for someone who has died? Sometimes, a person who loved them when they were living. Dr Fiona Reid shares her experience caring for her husband Morgan throughout his illness and in the days after his death.

  2. Amy Sagar is dying to talk

    17 February 2017

    Funeral director Amy Sagar (nee Porter) joined the funeral industry when she was 16 years old. Now 25, she works for Tender Funerals, one of Australia’s first not-for-profit, community-based funeral services, based in Port Kembla, NSW.

  3. Preparing a loved-one’s body for a family-led funeral

    2 November 2016

    For some people, the idea of caring for a loved-one’s body in the lead-up to burial or cremation is hugely confronting. For others, it is a natural extension of the caring they have provided in the lead-up to their loved one’s death.

    A co-founder of the Natural Death Advocacy Network, Libby Moloney, offers practical insight into what is involved in preparing a body for burial and what options there are to engaging the services of a funeral director.

  4. Solace in finding somewhere meaningful for ashes

    22 January 2016

    My Nanna would have turned 91, this Sunday. She died last year. While some of her ashes were placed in a crematorium wall alongside my Pa’s, they didn’t all fit in the small space that was allocated. The rest are sitting in my mother’s linen press.

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