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Amy Cadd

Clinical Care Nurse, Little Haven Palliative Care in Sunshine Coast

The wonder of life and death

PRESENTED ON DEC 13, 2018
IN SUNSHINE COAST @ VOL 27

Amy Cadd is a Palliative Care Nurse, mother, Professional Art Manager, Writer and Speaker. Her extensive nursing career highlights her capacity across various fields including Hospitals, Clinics, Mental Health Facilities, a Maximum Security Prison and the Community. She is passionate about positive palliative outcomes and experiences for clients and their families. Amy’s work brings her to the coalface of life and death - the realities and regrets, relationships and raw emotions. In this presentation she shares some of her insights about what happens when you’ve lost your wonder with the world, and how to get it back.

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