On this day… April 9, 2015. Farewell Ritchie Benaud

FAREWELL RICHIE BENAUD, Cricketer & much loved commentator.

Sydney, April 10, 2015. Richie Benaud, legendary Australian cricket captain who mesmerised generations of fans with his commentary on the game, died in Sydney on Thursday night. Richie led the Australian Cricket side to world dominance in the 1950s.
Born in Penrith in 1930, Richie was a wonderful leg spinner with 248 wickets, an all-rounder and much admired captain playing in 64 test matches. Richie was considered one of our best ambassadors for Australian sport.
As a cricket commentator, his crisp style, wry humour, understated delivery, and array of jackets made him a favourite of the masses.

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Dying to talk; talking about dying won’t kill you

Kiama doctor, Dr. Michael Barbato discusses National Palliative Care Week.
From an article in The Kiama Independent by journalist, Brendan Crabb. Photo by Georgia Matts.

Opening up conversations about death – no matter how unpleasant it may seem – and the issues that accompany it is a key message of National Palliative Care Week.
During National Palliative Care Week (May 24–30) Australians are encouraged to break a taboo and talk about their wishes for end of life care.
The theme is “dying to talk; talking about dying won’t kill you”.
Kiama palliative care doctor Michael Barbato said a major misconception regarding palliative care is many just associated it with three things – death, hospice and morphine.
‘‘We’re more concerned about the way people wish to be cared for, physical comfort and all the other things that matter to them,’’ he said.
‘‘What type of lifesaving measures they would like enacted if they did develop a life-threatening complication, which people do they need to see to ensure a satisfactory closure?
‘‘Our job is to ensure as much physical comfort as possible, so whatever time they have left they can use fruitfully.’’
http://www.kiamaindependent.com.au/…/talking-about-dying-…/…

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