17 episodes

This series has been developed for New Zealand’s army of unpaid family carers who are looking after a loved one who is dying. Developed by the specialist palliative team at Otago Community Hospice and supported by Hospice New Zealand, the series provides reliable advice and information for carers.

Ending Life Well. A podcast series for carers Otago Community Hospice

    • Education

This series has been developed for New Zealand’s army of unpaid family carers who are looking after a loved one who is dying. Developed by the specialist palliative team at Otago Community Hospice and supported by Hospice New Zealand, the series provides reliable advice and information for carers.

    Ep 17 - Guided Relaxation and Visualisation

    Ep 17 - Guided Relaxation and Visualisation

    This relaxation and visualisation recording can help with feelings of anxiety or a busy mind. 
    It is also particularly useful for those dealing with COPD.
    It uses imagery to create a positive experience in your mind and body. 
    It can be listened to whenever is most convenient for you, however a good time is just before bed, or before something you expect to be challenging.
    We recommend listening to this a couple of times a day to begin with to help reduce existing background levels of stress. 

    • 7 min
    Ep 16 - Guided Relaxation Technique

    Ep 16 - Guided Relaxation Technique

    This six minute recording can help with feelings of anxiety or a busy mind.
    It can be listened to whenever is most convenient for you, however a good time is just before bed, or before something you expect to be challenging.
    Once you have become familiar with the recording you can start to practice the technique on your own so you can draw on it, even when you don’t have the recording handy.
    Additionally this is particularly useful for those dealing with COPD

    • 7 min
    Ep 14 - Covering Off Legal Matters

    Ep 14 - Covering Off Legal Matters

    What you need to know about Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney, in New Zealand
    An interview with Jenny Guthrie, a senior partner at Wilkinson Rogers Law. Jenny has also been involved with the board of Otago Hospice for the last 25 year.

    • 20 min
    Ep 15 - Funeral Planning

    Ep 15 - Funeral Planning

    Making some choices in advance is crucial, and can help your patient as well. Don’t leave this planning to the last minute, we’ve got lots of tips on how a funeral can be run.
    An interview with Clark Campbell, a fourth generation funeral director.

    • 26 min
    Ep 13 - Myths around Morphine and other Meds

    Ep 13 - Myths around Morphine and other Meds

    There are plenty of myths around about Hospice and use of Morphine – but this episode explodes those myths, and details how meds work at the end of life.
    An interview with Dr Chris Hopkins, a palliative care doctor at Otago Community Hospice. 

    • 28 min
    Ep 12 - Different Forms Of Grief & Some Helpful Tools

    Ep 12 - Different Forms Of Grief & Some Helpful Tools

    Your world has turned topsy turvy. This episode provides are some key actions to help you stay the right way up. 
    An interview with Stefan Petersohn, a counsellor who works alongside both young people and with those dealing with grief. 

    • 20 min

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