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Planning A Funeral?  Think Outside the Box Funeral planning doesn’t have to be any grand thing . It works best when done in the spirit of honouring the person. It helps if there have been conversations ahead of time about how that person would want to be honoured, farewelled or celebrated. For a funeral celebrant,…

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  Working as a doctor, I have seen first hand what happens when we don’t face up to our mortality. One night when I was on duty a 95 year old gentleman came into our hospital with the ‘flu. He had already decided, along with his GP to cease all his medications and prepare to…

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Fact: When you are providing loving, practical care for someone at home, many people will ask "what can I do to help?"  Some will offer to drive, some will drop off more spaghetti bolognaise than you have ever seen, some will give helpful suggestions about a new form of treatment that helped their cousin last year,...

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Things You Never Knew About Palliative Care Palliative care is NOT just something you get "at the end" when all else has failed. The word "Palliative" means to lessen. So palliative care is care aimed at lessening  or palliating suffering and symptoms. Palliative care can help with symptoms and suffering as soon as you get...

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