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Good Girls Don't Podcast

Jun 21, 2020

Hummingbird House is Queensland's only Children's Hospice. We provide a home away from home for children and their families with a life-limiting condition. We care for children from birth to aged 18 and support families with short break stays crisis and symptom management care, end of life and after death care.

Andrea is a Paediatric Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner. Andrea is a UK trained children's nurse, Andrea moved to Australia with her young family 13 years ago. She has extensive nursing experience caring for children, working in the Emergency Department, General paediatric wards, oncology and now in paediatric palliative care.

  • Why as a society there's more fear around death than previous generations
  • The financial accessibility of accessing the services of a children's hospice
  • Do other cultures cope with death better than we do?
  • Why we don’t get over grieving but need to learn to grow around grief instead.
  • The importance of community and inclusivity when it comes to death, especially the death of a child.
  • How there is no right or wrong way to grieve the loss of a child
  • The child-friendly language around dying children
  • How do we normalise death, especially in conversation with our kids?

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