Tag: compassionate communities

May 9, 2017 Nicolette 22 comments

    I found these beautiful words a while ago. I do not know the source of where they came from but I think they have been distilled from this poem “Life is like a train ride” by John A Passaro I love what the analogy expresses about life and death and wanted to share…

May 3, 2017 Nicolette 7 comments

              Earlier this year I took the opportunity to attend the Compassionate Communities Symposium in Sydney. It was a jam-packed 2-day event from which I learnt so much. I learnt what a Compassionate Community is and how it can be of benefit. I also realised how my role as…

May 7, 2012 Nicolette 2 comments

I recently attended a Palliative Care information day at my local hospital. It was pitched at Healthcare Professionals who work in hospitals and aged care facilities. It was a very informative day and dispelled many of my misconceptions as to what palliative care is and what it offers.

October 4, 2011 Nicolette No comments exist

Last week I went to a fantastic presentation by Bruce Rumbold OAM at the Cancer Council  He gave the historical perspectives of death in our culture and talked about where we are now in how we are  dealing with death in our society. He then discussed how to start having community conversations around death, dying and grief  in…