End Of Life, EOL

Filming at End Of Life – call for participants

I’m always very interested in the intersections of life, death, art, science, the personal story, creativity, and truth – so when I was approached by a member of a film production company that has a strong track record of ethical, sensitive film-making around intimate and personal life circumstances I was very happy to talk with them about their upcoming project.

If you, or someone you know, is interested in working with an award-winning Australian documentary film team for filming around End Of Life, the contact information is in the Traces press release, click on the link below.

Press Release – Traces

Article, End Of Life, EOL

Sydney to open the first YA hospice

In some ground-breaking news for younger people at End Of Life, the NSW government announced last week that the first young adult hospice will open on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

Big Bear Cottage – you can read about it here – will fill the current Bear Cottage gap; after attaining the majority age of 18 YA persons in need of ongoing support for life-limiting and terminal illnesses have not been able to continue accessing the support Bear Cottage provided when they were younger.

It will be good to see other states and regions following this model – let’s see what happens next for the YA community.

If you would like to better understand your End Of Life options, or need advocacy, support and information for a young (or not-so-young) person please do not hesitate to get in touch. I am an End Of Life Doula who is creative, straight-talking, and happy to help you navigate your options and choices in the way that works best for you.

Let’s talk.

Advance Planning, Article, Doula, End Of Life, EOL

What Can Your Home Funeral Look Like?

There is a lovely article here about one woman’s experience of vigilling with her partner, Benjamin, and keeping Benjamin’s body at home for three days before transporting him to a crematorium.

Although the terminology and frameworks are USA-centric, the essentials are pretty much the same here in Australia. You do not need to employ a funeral director unless you wish to, and you may keep a body at home for up to five days legally.

If you are interested in exploring what your home-based End Of Life, vigilling, and after-death body care and funeral choices and options are, please do get in touch. I am available for consultation and for hire as an End Of Life Doula.

Let’s talk

Advance Planning, Article, End Of Life, EOL

DNR Laws In Effect in Victoria

A new era in End Of Life choice begins in Victoria – there are some details in this article.
 
Are you interested in better understading your own End Of Life options and choices here in NSW? I specialise in advance planning and translating the medical and legal frameworks for community members.
 
I am happy to help you design the End Of Life that works best for you.
 
Let’s talk.
End Of Life, EOL, Lectures

Invited Guest Lecturer for the ‘Death and Dying’ lecture in the Health Psychology unit at WSU

I have been offered a wonderful opportunity this week – I have been invited to present the lecture on “Death and Dying” for the Western Sydney University’s Health Psychology unit.

I will be concentrating my content in the following areas:

  • The importance of using the correct terminology and plain speaking
  • Compassionate communities and combatting lonliness
  • Death literacy
  • End Of Life choices and support in choice
  • End Of Life Doulas

It is always fun and challenging for me to present a new lecture or lecture series, and I look forward to the week of May 14th when I will be presenting the lecture for students at both the Bankstown and Penrith campuses.Firstslide