“A good death means choice and dignity”

IRT Registered Nurse Olivia Decker describes what it means to specialise in palliative care as part of National Palliative Care Week.    When I tell people I’m a nurse working in aged care and specialising in palliative care, their first response is usually ‘Oh you poor thing, that must be so sad… What an awful job’. My response is always the same. I tell them it’s a great job! Now don’t get me wrong, it’s sad when a loved one passes away, but it’s also the most satisfying and empowering type of nursing I’ve ever done. Working with a great...

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