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Dying To Talk Rural Tour Port Augusta

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10 Augusta Terrace

Port Augusta, SA 5700

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Dying to Talk: talking about death, it won't kill you is a community engagement project encouraging all Australians to engage in conversations and talk about our dying matters.

At Palliative Care SA we are concerned that people are not considering palliative care soon enough because of a misconception that it is a place to be fearful of, means you are going to die, and probably soon.

“Death phobia is a common barrier to dying well” says CEO, Tracey Watters. “As a society we make safety rules and regulations to avoid death like pool fences, seat belts and speed limits. So it can be healthy but avoidance of discussing death for fear of bringing it on is not.

We completely understand people might imagine that by considering palliative care hope is dashed, but the reality is palliative care is about ‘living’ and focuses on providing people with care that enables them and their family to get on with living and make the most of time remaining.

It is very common to hear people admit that palliative care is nothing like they expected and how they wish they had considered palliative care sooner.”

Using the concept of planning in advance, and guided by the Dying to Talk Discussion Starter Kit, Dying to Talk is facilitated by people experienced in end-of-life matters.

From coffin clubs, cremation and natural burial options to fears that are borne of death's increasing invisibility at a personal level, and questions from the supernatural to superannuation, this is one morning tea you won't want to miss.




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