Embracing Life While In Palliative Care

15/02/2016 8:56 AM AEDT | Updated February 15, 2016 09:38

When you come to the end of your life, how do you mark it's last moments?

This short documentary,Embracing Life, aims to take away the stigma attached to death and dying.

Talking to patients in palliative care, the creators of the film enable conversations about how people feel about approaching the end of their life.

"The aim of the project has been to help build the capacity of communities to talk about death and dying, loss and grief, so that those living with a terminal disease can be better supported," Sam Kelly from Calvary Health Care Bethlehem told The Huffington Post Australia.

The patients interviewed in this film give an incredibly positive perspective on what it's like to face death.

"Once I accepted that death was to come, I've just held everyday and I try to live it to the fullest," said Tony Steele.

"What amazes me is how peaceful I've been about it all," said Geoff King, who has motor neurone disease.

In a further attempt to broach the conversation of death, the film invites students who have volunteered in palliative care to explain how seeing it in real life has shaped their attitudes.

"It's a place where people care about living," said one student.

"All talked poignantly about their experience of palliative care and end of life and the enlightening discovery that there is a lot of life that can happen at the end of life," Kelly added.

If you have a short film, web series, documentary or any other interesting video stories you would like featured on HuffPost Australia, email emily.verdouw@huffingtonpost.com.au

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