For many years The University of Otago,Wellington; Mary Potter Hospice; and Te Omanga Hospice have offered a joint palliative medicine teaching programme. This involves students visiting patients at end-of-life and then writing a reflection on this visit, with some students choosing to develop creative works to accompany their reflection.
To enable the public and other educators to understand the power of health humanities to unlock learning, the University has established this webpage: The Art of Palliative Medicine. With student consent we respectfully display these works along with an excerpt of their reflection. We warmly acknowledge and thank the patients-as-teachers who support this educational programme.