Effective communication and high quality care enhanced through the arts

  Olwen Minford is an end of life care facilitator and psychotherapist who currently works in London. She has recently completed an eight-week Travel Fellowship to North America and Australia, enabling her to research improving communication training and compassionate care using arts-based methods.  Her report is now complete, published and can be found via the following…

Day of the Dead at the NGV

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS – A Mexican celebration that remembers the dead. On November 2nd 2014, La Trobe University, in partnership with the Building Healthy Communities RFA, celebrated an ancient Mexican tradition that honours the cycle of life and acknowledges death as a normal part of life. Dr Stanley Brandes, Robert H. Lowie Professor of Anthropology at UC…

The Arts in End of Life Care Education

My name is Olwen Minford and I am an Integrative Psychotherapist and End of Life Care Facilitator. I began my career as an RGN working in Intensive Care in Belfast at the height of “the troubles” in Northern Ireland before moving into palliative care and later completing a Masters degree in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy. Currently…