Finding and Providing Joy Through Compassionate End-of-Life Care – In Conversation With Zofia Dove

Published on November 23, 2023

Welcome to Episode 43 of The HQ. In this heartening episode, we are joined by Zofia Dove, a seasoned expert in Geriatric and Palliative Care with over 30 years of international healthcare experience. Through her best-selling book “Unexpected Gifts” and numerous speaking engagements, Zofia emphasizes the importance of compassionate communication, especially in caring for those in the final stages of life.

Throughout our heartfelt conversation, we explore the critical importance of finding and providing joy through compassionate care, especially for those facing life’s most challenging moments. Zofia’s insights and deep understanding of the human condition, particularly as it relates to aging, death, and dying, offer a fresh perspective on the final stages of life and the privilege of caring for people in those stages. These insights underscore the significance of joy, laughter, and human connection in these profound moments.

Tune in as we explore the power of compassion, the experience and provision of joy in palliative and end-of-life care, the role of humour in easing difficult situations, and the significance of spirituality in healthcare.

About Zofia Dove

Zofia Dove has over 30 years of international experience in Health Care Systems, specifically in Geriatric and Palliative Care.

During this time, she has touched the lives of thousands of people in a profound way. She has brought joy and laughter to many patients at the most critical time of their lives. Zofia’s deep understanding of the human condition, as it is related to ageing, death and dying, makes her an unexpected gift to everyone she is in contact with.

She is an inspiring, empowering and entertaining speaker, who brings more light, love and laughter to some serious topics. She shares her passion on the power of humour in communication. She brings this new perspective to institutional leadership, business and healthcare professionals, teams and caregivers through her talks and training programs.

Zofia is the best selling author of “Unexpected Gifts”, a book inspired by interactions and experiences with her clients. Her passion is to teach more effective communication skills, especially for those caring for clients in transition.


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Unexpected Gifts | Book: Click Here

People Centred Care Program | CHA Learning: Click Here

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