Hospice New Zealand

Meet Mary

Mary has been a palliative care nurse for 20 years, and says everyone experiences dying in different ways.

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“What I see in the work that I do is an immense coming together of families and people and friends. I don’t see really grandiose ideas of wanting to fly to Paris. It’s smaller things of being together, say what I want to say, do what I want to do.”

She says that working with people at the end of their lives is a tremendous privilege.

“I realise that life is precious, and we have no idea what’s going to happen tomorrow. I just celebrate every day. Anyone that’s involved in hospice in some way, it cannot help but change your life for the better.


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Click here to watch Mary share her thoughts on death, dying and living. 

 

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