This is a book about about community.
Volunteers, health professionals and members of the community share their stories about palliative care. They are stories of the emergence of a palliative care program, volunteering in palliative care and the establishment of a Hospice. The stories are thought provoking, sensitive and inspiring. They reveal the wonderful compassion and inner strength of people at their most vulnerable time.
These stories helps explain why people involved in palliative care do what they do.
As we each confront our mortality it is comforting that a book such as Butterflies exists to assure us that none of us so lucky to live in Canberra need die alone.