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

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  1. Talking about your life can help the process of accepting death

    16 August 2017

    Dignity Therapy can bring great relief to people who are dying, but it often takes 20 hours to interview, transcribe, edit, review and present one person’s story. Russell Armstrong recognised that the therapy would be cost-prohibitive in Australia without volunteers, so he established a free award-winning service.

  2. How to write a loved one’s life story; the ultimate gift

    19 December 2016

    Celebrate a loved one’s life by writing up their life story. You’ll remind them of all they have achieved and leave a legacy for future generations.

  3. Symbolic works created with ink-filled syringe capture life and offer therapy

    3 August 2016

    The national Life in Death art competition closes at the end of next week, so it’s time to meet one of the judges. Flutter Lyon explains how her Ink-Pressings have captured the life stories of people receiving palliative care and their therapeutic effect. She also reveals her philosophy as a judge and what she will be looking for in a winning piece.


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