FACING DEATH PERSONALLY
For your community
One of the core features of end of life care is having important conversations.
It is crucial that these conversations are open and honest, always with the aim of helping patients to express their desires, feelings, fears and wishes.
It’s natural to want to try to be positive around those with a serious and life-limiting illness, and you might feel you are taking away hope when talking about death.
Coming to terms with our mortality is a universal challenge. Supporting those with a serious and life-limiting illness in acknowledging the reality, helping them to move through the pain and suffering and arrive at a place of finding and making meaning in it, is the task of living and dying well.
In Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture spirituality plays an important role. For many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people the existence of life beyond the physical realm is a very strong belief.