(Another beautiful day in Apollo Bay)
Conversations that Count Day took place across New Zealand this week (on April 16th). Read a selection of the various conversations and discussions generated around this event here, here, here, here, here and here.
At the same time, the US National Healthcare Decision Day promoted similar conversations across the pacific. An excellent collection of resources from Pallimed can be found here.
The Victorian Auditor-General’s Office released its report on the provision of palliative care services in the state this week. It’s findings and recommendations are both heartening and worrying. Mainstream and palliative care media responses can be found here and here.
The Australian Medical Association also released its position statement on Palliative Approach in Residential Aged Care Facilities earlier this week.
Many of us love a great TED talk. Haven’t heard of them? Or simply looking for a few more to feed your addiction? Check out this playlist on “New ways to think about death”.
A few reflective pieces to fill your head and heart this weekend:
- Why did this happen to me? (@drdonsdizon)
- The changing face of death (BBC)
- Overruling my father (NY Times)
- Love overdose (ehospice)
And finally, here’s another plug for our new fellow survey.
Have a lovely weekend everyone!