Palace of Care – Que sera, sera

Whatever will be, will be.

He tells me, with a tear in his eye, “She’s my sweetheart.”

She smiles weakly, and her eyes brighten.

He gently kisses her hand in a loving manner.

“No, I am ready.”

“Are you scared?”

“I think I’m dying.”

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I think therefore I am/Palace of Care – Hospice New Zealand 2016 Conference Keynote Presentation

Hi everyone,

Here is a copy of my slides from the Keynote presentation that I made on 16/09/16 at the Hospice New Zealand 2016 Conference.

I was intentionally being provocative and I was purposefully trying to challenge the audience’s mindset with the material that I presented, as I believe that New Zealand Hospice/Palliative Care needs to be “shaken up,” if it is to remain relevant. Now it’s your turn, you have been warned…

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I am working on a version which will have clickable links, and also on a recorded live performance of the presentation. In the meantime the slides with comments have been loaded onto the Palliverse Instagram account.

Cheers,

James

Community members wanted

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We want you! (By James Montgomery Flagg via Wikipedia)

We are looking for community members to join our team at Palliverse.

If you are interested in palliative care and would like to contribute to our work here at Palliverse, we would love to hear from you! We are seeking individuals who do not directly work in palliative care, and are keen to invite current, past and future consumers (e.g. patients, carers, family or friend) to come on board. Personal experience with palliative care is welcome but not essential. Prior participation in community advocacy or representation is not required – but sharing our goals and values is a must!  Continue reading

Palace of Care/I think therefore I am? – Announcement

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To my Palliverse team-mates and our internet friends,

I just wanted to say that it has been a real pleasure working with you all on our Palliverse adventure.

I think we all deserve to give ourselves pats on our backs as we have achieved a lot in our limited collected spare time.

Unfortunately I will have to leave the team, and I apologize in advance for doing it in such a public fashion.

I have thought long and hard about it and with much regret I have to make the right decision for myself and my young family, at this stage in our lives.

It is with a heavy heart that I must bid you all farewell for now. It has been fun while it has lasted and I’ve been very fortunate to have you all in my Palliative Care life. Continue reading