Life Tipped Upside Down – An Award-Winning Program

PBA FM in Adelaide is pleased to advise that Program 10 in this series – Life Tipped Upside Down: Kate’s Story – recently won a very welcome media award in South Australia, thanks to the very moving contribution of three excellent interviewees. For details of the award, and the judges’ comments on all of the winning entries, please go to the CBAA website. For program contents and to listen to the full program, go to Study Guide for Program 10, on this website.

ACCESS TO PODCASTS AND STUDY GUIDES

The easy way to access all Podcasts and Study Guides is to go to the Broadcasts, Podcasts, Guide menu on this website.The final three Podcasts and Study Guides will be added in the next week.

YOUR COMMENTS
PBA FM would greatly appreciate any feedback on these 18 radio programs and this website.

EMAIL
Tony Ryan,
Project Manager
PBA FM Adelaide
learningworks@pbafm.org.au

PBA-FM in the Adelaide suburb of Salisbury in South Australia

PBA-FM in the Adelaide suburb of Salisbury in South Australia

Programs 15 – 18

Access to all Study Guides and Podcasts
Remaining Study Guides and Podcasts will be added shortly

Program 15 – Daring to Challenge Cultural Conventions
Finding meaning and hope in dying without religion and spirituality
8.30pm Monday 04 August 2014. Repeated 9.05am Friday 08 August 2014 – Adelaide time
Broadcast – PBA FM – 89.7FM in Adelaide, South Australia
Live Streaming – www.pbafm.org.au (Adelaide time – GMT +9:30hrs)

Program 16 – Ethical Matters
Often-asked questions in end-of-life care
8.30pm Monday 11 August 2014. Repeated 9.05am Friday 15 August 2014 – Adelaide time
Broadcast – PBA FM – 89.7FM in Adelaide, South Australia
Live Streaming – www.pbafm.org.au (Adelaide time – GMT +9:30hrs)

Program 17 – Burying Our Dead
Meaningful and healing rituals
8.30pm Monday 18 August 2014. Repeated 9.05am Friday 22 August 2014 – Adelaide time
Broadcast – PBA FM – 89.7FM in Adelaide, South Australia
Live Streaming – www.pbafm.org.au (Adelaide time – GMT +9:30hrs)

Program 18 – Spreading the Word
End-of-life literacy in the community
8.30pm Monday 25 August 2014. Repeated 9.05am Friday 29 August 2014 – Adelaide time
Broadcast – PBA FM – 89.7FM in Adelaide, South Australia
Live Streaming – www.pbafm.org.au (Adelaide time – GMT +9:30hrs)

Programs 11 – 14

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Program 11 – The Tyranny of Distance
End of life care in rural Australia
8.30pm Monday 07 July 2014. Repeated 9.05am Friday 11 August 2014 – Adelaide time
Broadcast – PBA FM – 89.7FM in Adelaide, South Australia
Live Streaming – www.pbafm.org.au (Adelaide time – GMT +9:30hrs)

Program 12 – Beyond Pills and Platitudes
The importance of authentic human encounters
8.30pm Monday 14 July 2014. Repeated 9.05am Friday 18 July 2014 – Adelaide time
Broadcast – PBA FM – 89.7FM in Adelaide, South Australia
Live Streaming – www.pbafm.org.au (Adelaide time – GMT +9:30hrs)

Program 13 – When Words Fail Us
Silence as a valuable means of communications>
8.30pm Monday 21 July 2014. Repeated 9.05am Friday 25 July 2014 – Adelaide time
Broadcast – PBA FM – 89.7FM in Adelaide, South Australia
Live Streaming – www.pbafm.org.au (Adelaide time – GMT +9:30hrs)

Program 14 – Beliefs and Meaning
God, religion, death and dying
8.30pm Monday 28 July 2014. Repeated 9.05am Friday 01 August 2014 – Adelaide time
Broadcast – PBA FM – 89.7FM in Adelaide, South Australia
Live Streaming – www.pbafm.org.au (Adelaide time – GMT +9:30hrs)

Program 13 – The Sounds of Silence

Silence as a valuable means of communication
Today we meet The Death Whisperer! In this extended interview with retired palliative care physician Dr Michael Barbato, we hear about the role of palliative care in ensuring that the remaining years or months of life are lived to the full. Being there with a person approaching the end of life is important, not as rescuer or helper, but rather as a companion on the journey, and being there just as another human being, often with no answers. The importance of silence is also considered.

Three ways to listen
Study Guide    Podcast – coming soon

8.30pm Monday 21 July 2014. Repeated 9.05am Friday 25 July 2014 – Adelaide time
Broadcast – PBA FM – 89.7FM in Adelaide, South Australia
Live Streaming – www.pbafm.org.au (Adelaide time – GMT +9:30hrs)

Comments
Feedback on this project would be most welcome.
We especially welcome listeners using PBA FM’s high quality live-streaming service.
Email Tony Ryan – learningworks@pbafm.org.au

Program 12 – Beyond Pills and Platitudes

The importance of authentic human encounters
In this program, another aspect of choosing to die at home – we hear from an Adelaide carer who, in her long-time friend’s final weeks, helped him achieve his wish to die at home, and some of the practical and ethical issues they faced together. We also hear from two palliative care specialists; the program ends with a reading of Bruce Dawe’s 2007 poem White-Water Rafting and Palliative Care. The production team thanks Bruce Dawe for permission to include this poem in this series.

Three ways to listen

8.30pm Monday 14 July 2014. Repeated 9.05am Friday 18 July 2014 – Adelaide time
Broadcast – PBA FM – 89.7FM in Adelaide, South Australia
Live Streaming – www.pbafm.org.au (Adelaide time – GMT +9:30hrs)

Comments
Feedback on this project would be most welcome.
We especially welcome listeners using PBA FM’s high quality live-streaming service.
Email Tony Ryan – learningworks@pbafm.org.au

Program 11 – The Tyranny of Distance

Special Issues in end-of-life care in rural Australia

In this program, we hear four different perspectives on working with clients with a life-limiting illness in regional and remote Australia. In addition to care and support for older people approaching the end of their lives, we also hear of the work in more distant parts of New South Wales with children and young people with life-limiting illnesses and their families.

Three ways to listen
Study Guide

8.30pm Monday 07 July 2014. Repeated 9.05am Friday 11 July 2014 – Adelaide time
Broadcast – PBA FM – 89.7FM in Adelaide, South Australia
Live Streaming – www.pbafm.org.au (Adelaide time – GMT +9:30hrs)

Comments
Feedback on this project would be most welcome.
We especially welcome listeners using PBA FM’s high quality live-streaming service.
Email Tony Ryan – learningworks@pbafm.org.au

Program 10 – Life Tipped Upside Down – Kate’s Story

Caring for a child with a life-limiting illness

Today’s program begins in Brisbane with an interview with Fiona Engwirda, a mother whose daughter Kate was deemed to be palliative on her first birthday. We follow the story of Kate’s illness, through to the two journeys from Brisbane to Bear Cottage in the Sydney suburb of Manly. Bear Cottage was recently in the news, with the visit by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. We also hear from Associate Professor John Collins at Westmead Children’s Hospital in Sydney, and from Clinical Nurse Specialist Sue Bartolini who works at Bear Cottage with children with a life-limiting illness and their families. Following Kate’s death, we hear of Fiona’s work now to facilitate the establishment of Hummingbird House in Brisbane.

Three ways to listen
Study Guide

9.05am Friday 04 July 2014 – Adelaide time
Broadcast – PBA FM – 89.7FM in Adelaide, South Australia
Live Streaming – www.pbafm.org.au (Adelaide time – GMT +9:30hrs)

Comments
Feedback on this project would be most welcome.
We especially welcome listeners using PBA FM’s high quality live-streaming service.
Email Tony Ryan – learningworks@pbafm.org.au

Program 09 – Difficult Conversations

“Go Home And Get Your Affairs In Order!” Words that no-one would ever wish to hear. Yet, for many people, this does happen, when a life-limiting illness is diagnosed. In 2005, Jenny and Murray and their family in Brisbane were told that further medical treatment for Murray would be futile. So a decision was made to ensure that Murray’s final weeks would be very special for him and for the family he would very soon be leaving. Murray’s story is told by Jenny, in In Search of a Good Death, on PBA FM in Adelaide and other participating stations through the Community Radio Network, in Week Beginning Monday 23 June 2014.

Three ways to listen
Study Guide

8.30pm Monday 23 June; Repeat 9.05am Friday 27 June 2014 – Adelaide time
Broadcast – PBA FM – 89.7FM in Adelaide, South Australia
Live Streaming – www.pbafm.org.au (GMT +9:30hrs)

Comments
Feedback on this project would be most welcome.
We especially welcome listeners using PBA FM’s high quality live-streaming service.
Email Tony Ryan – learningworks@pbafm.org.au

Websites of Interest

In addition to information on a wide range of training programs, and as well as updates, information, resources, research reports and podcasts, on each of these two sites, you will also be able to access Study Guides for each edition of In Search of a Good Death, and listen to each program.

You Can Help
Training for life
…. equipping and preparing people for roles that are concerned with helping others – helping that is informed, thoughtful, and skilled.
www.youcanhelp.com.au

Australian Institute for Male Health and Studies
….. a not for profit non-government organisation, established to pursue and promote excellence in the fields of male health and male studies, through: research, education, consultancy, and innovative psychosocial clinical practice.
www.aimhs.com.au

Also see
New Male Studies
… an open access online inter-disciplinary journal for research and discussion of issues facing boys and men worldwide.
www.newmalestudies.com