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Are rest homes becoming de facto hospices?

More New Zealanders than ever are dying in our rest homes, bringing demand for end-of-life care to an all-time high with no signs of slowing. But rest homes say that unless demand and expectations are accompanied by appropriate funding, the current situation is unsustainable. By JUDE BARBACK.

Live well, stay well, get well… die well?

With the baby boomer generation ageing fast, it is projected that number of deaths in New Zealand’s will jump 50 per cent within two decades. Is our stretched, ‘death-denying’ health system ready for the steep upswing in demand for palliative and end-of-life care? Not yet, finds FIONA CASSIE.

Death, dying and icecream – facing my fear of death

As part of Health Central’s series on death and dying, FIONA CASSIE reflects on her own mixed experiences.

Hungry ghosts no more: nourishing the souls of early Chinese miners in New Zealand

The shared links between Māori and Chinese communities, including a mutual respect for their ancestors and a determination to do the right thing by their dead, are explored by staff reporter JAYLAN BOYLE.

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