“No matter what we often believe, dying is not an encounter with nothingness, devoid of all meaning. Without detracting from the pain of this journey through mourning and renunciation, I would like to show how the last interval before death can also be the culmination of the shaping of a human being, even as it transforms everyone else involved. There is still time for many things to live themselves out, on a different plane, more interior and more subtle, the plane of human relations.” Marie de Hennezel (1997) Intimate Death: How the Dying Teach Us to Live. Little, Brown and Company, London, preface xiv.
A remarkable story of compassion
South Tipperary Hospice Movement is a community specialist palliative care service, providing support for people in South Tipperary/West Waterford with an advanced incurable disease. We support patients and their families in their own home as far as possible. We aim to deliver the highest level of individualised care showing respect, compassion and dignity to all persons in our care.