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There is a saying: “It takes a whole village to raise a child.”

Professor Allan Kellehear in his book “Compassionate Communities (1)” states that caring for one another at times of crisis and loss is not only a task for professional services but a time when we should acknowledge that it is everyone’s responsibility.

Busselton Hospice Care Inc. recognise that all natural cycles of sickness, health, birth, death, love and loss occur every day. We also believe that death, dying, loss and care is everyone’s responsibility.

We are therefore committed to creating supportive environments and strengthening our community member’s skills, knowledge and sense of purpose in how to better support friends, family members and neighbours before, during and after a death. In this way, people learn how to care for one another at end of life and to share this with others, thereby building a compassionate community.

(1) Kellehear, A. (2005). Compassionate Cities – Public Health and End of Life. Routledge, Oxfordshire, UK.

Grief and Loss

Supportive Communication

Community Care of the Dying

Advance Health Planning (In partnership with Palliative Care WA)

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