A good death

A_good_deathDuring end of life care, by actively deciding to die at home, or choosing to be cognitively aware while having your existential and psychological pain managed, or even just choosing to be proactive in your care is your choice as a patient. This is referred to as ‘conscious dying’ or ‘a good death’.

The idea is not new, Aldous Huxley wrote about a Centre for Conscious Dying in his novel Island (1962). What is noteworthy within the Australian community is the service gap in this area…read more

From ehospice’s Australia edition