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Living, Loving, Dying: Health Promoting Palliative Care and the place for compassion in Rural Tasmania


Marsh, P and Thompson, S and Mond, J and Brown, C, Living, Loving, Dying: Health Promoting Palliative Care and the place for compassion in Rural Tasmania, The Annual Rural Health and Collaborative Research Symposium, 20 September 2018, Launceston, Tasmania (2018) [Plenary Presentation]

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This paper presents findings from recent participatory, qualitative research which illuminates a rural context for Health Promoting Palliative Care from the perspectives of bereaved carers from a small community in rural Australia. Eligible participants had cared for someone until their death within a three-year period prior. Results indicate that rural residents face particular challenges at the end of life, but also have positive experiences which include expert and flexible formal and informal palliative care, and the space for personalised expressions of compassion, bereavement and grief. This research adds new insights to understandings of rural compassion as a complex intersection of supererogation, innovation and place-based care.

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Item Type:Plenary Presentation
Keywords:palliative care, health promotion, public health, compassion, rural health
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Public health
Research Field:Health promotion
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Provision of health and support services
Objective Field:Palliative care
UTAS Author:Marsh, P (Dr Pauline Marsh)
UTAS Author:Thompson, S (Dr Stephanie Thompson)
UTAS Author:Mond, J (Dr Jon Mond)
UTAS Author:Brown, C (Mr Craig Brown)
ID Code:128435
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:UTAS Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2018-09-21
Last Modified:2018-09-27
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