Posts Tagged ‘dealing with death’

Mary Potter – the first hospice in NZ celebrates 40 years Comments 0

Thursday, July 4th, 2019
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The first hospice to be established in New Zealand, Mary Potter hospice, this week celebrates its 40th anniversary. It was established by the Little Company of Mary to provide free-of-charge palliative care to the people of Wellington, Porirua and Kāpiti. Sister Margaret Lancaster, pictured above, helped establish Mary Potter Hospice 40 years ago. She remains Read more

The death of my father Comments 0

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

I’m dealing with the death of my father the way I deal with most things: by thinking, and processing those thoughts through writing, fingers to keyboard. Given my philosophical bent, these thoughts wander from his particular death to mortality in general. That might strike you as cold, excessively rational, analytic. But the only rule about Read more

How to act around the grieving Comments 0

Friday, June 14th, 2013

When Justin Middling slumped to the floor during a university lecture, his peers thought he was mucking around. The 33-year old was dying. By the time his friends realised he was not joking, by the time paramedics navigated the stairs to the lecture theatre and by the time they got him to hospital, he was Read more