Raising awareness of hospice care in New Zealand

20140519-02The 29 hospice services in New Zealand are currently celebrating Hospice Awareness Week, which runs from 11 to 18 May.

Mary Schumacher, Chief Executive of Hospice New Zealand, explains: “The purpose of Hospice Awareness Week is to raise awareness of the care and support the 29 hospice services around the country provide – but also to spread the underpinning philosophy of hospice – to live every moment – throughout the community.”

Schumacher explains that the national awareness week is also an opportunity for everyone to step back from the daily grind and think about who and what is important and what living every moment means in a personal sense. “You don’t have to be dying from a life-limiting condition to take the opportunity to review how your life is going, to ask yourself what living every moment means to you,” she said…read more

From ehospice International edition