Humans of Purpose
272 Melissa Reader: Final Countdown
Melissa is the Managing Director and CEO of the Violet. Violet is a national not-for-profit organisation, providing information and support to help everyone in Australia navigate the last stages of life and the grief and loss that accompanies it.
0:00:04 - Exploring End of Life Support
0:02:07 - Melissa's Journey into the Social Impact Space
0:03:36 - The Impact of Unexpected Illness: A Personal Story of Loss and Unpreparedness
0:05:43 - Navigating Terminal Illness and Aging Population Challenges
0:08:39 - End-of-Life Planning and Care
0:11:30 - Normalising Conversations Around End of Life and Birth
0:12:58 - Normalising the Experience of Dying: Exploring the Role of Technology
0:14:37 - Exploring the Challenges of End-of-Life Care in Australia
0:19:12 - Reflection on End-of-Life Care: Exploring Technology Emergence to Support Families and Communities
0:20:52 - Exploring End-of-Life Care: A Discussion with Lisa Jones on Regret, Technology, and the Hospice Model
0:23:51 - Exploring the Role of Technology in Aged Care and End-of-Life Care
0:25:22 - Exploring the Challenges of Death and Dying
0:30:37 - Conversation on Emotional Resilience and Grit
0:32:46 - Supporting Mental Health and Opening Difficult Conversations
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