Dr Lisa Dvorjetz is a counselling psychologist at Arthur Rank Hospice in Cambridge, where she provides specialist psychological support for patients, their relatives and the bereaved.
“As cliché as this may sound, the dying have taught me how to live.
"One of the main themes that comes through from patients I have seen is the importance of relationships and values. As a consequence, I have found gratitude and appreciation for the various relationships I have in my life, family, friends and colleagues.
"A part of my job that I am passionate about is increasing psychological awareness within palliative care and in the wider society. We know that psychological factors have a big impact on people’s overall wellbeing yet there is a lack of service provision across the country.
"Finally, what makes working at the hospice stand out for me is being surrounded by colleagues who are caring, compassionate and take pride in their work.”