Voluntary assisted dying became legal in Western Australia on July 1st 2021. For many this was welcomed but for others with a conscientious objection, it was challenging. This is a story of my struggle, finding meaning and a way forward.
2021 has been a year like no other!
Personally, I have not ever experienced a year which has produced such a wide range of emotions through the events that have occurred this year.
For both good and bad, we as a family have truly lived this year.
This is a story about a beautiful patient who taught me about living in the moment and wonder of Christmas.
In July 2021 Voluntary Assisted Dying will be available in Western Australia.
As a Palliative Care doctor I have thought deeply about how I will continue to work and serve here as Christian and conscientious objector.
This is a reflection on doctoring, faith and a way forward.
What matters at the end of life?
Creating beautiful moments. Moments in love, moments in forgiveness, moments with meaning and lasting transcendence.
It is Christmas eve and I’m starting my reflection as I watch my younger two sons play. Usually, by this time, my goals and strategy for the year ahead are usually being prayed about and put unto paper but this time it is a little different. I am the midst of life-changing internal work. I
Lord, you are above all circumstances, but you are in every moment. There is nothing that is impossible for you, for you are with us through every struggle. The wind and the waves, the sun and the stars are all under your command. But yet you call us by name and declare us daughters and
At 39 years old and working as a Palliative Care Doctor, I know that I am young! But 20 years ago today, I kissed the girl that I am married today. 15 years ago we said “I do” and began our lives together as husband and wife. 10 years ago our eldest son Samuel was
Ten years ago today there was little question that I needed to change. Ten years ago today, the cliche of “your life has changed forever” was repeated across the Maternity ward at Tamworth Base Hospital and across Facebook and over the phone as friends and family congratulated us. Our first son Samuel was born. Ten
One year ago I had an accident which abruptly halted my life. In reflection, it has been one of the best things that has ever happened to me. Pre-MRI. Ruptured biceps tendon on my left arm — November 2017 Day 1 post op. Ready to start my rehab…also, I don’t fancy strong opiates (too much clean living) 28/11/17.