Stories of the dying

West Australian, Annice Henderson, has been privileged to hear some remarkable stories in 20 years of working with the dying, as she helps them to record messages for their family.  Mrs Henderson,  is a volunteer with Silver Chain’s Hospice Care Services which provides palliative care in the home, grief counselling and other support services to dying people and their families.  Click here for the full story.

This type of recording is often referred to as “dignity therapy” as it allows the dying to validate their lives in a dignified way by someone who is willing to listen and record their stories.  OHAA Qld has touched on this aspect of oral history in the past and will explore it more fully in a future newsletter.