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End of life health

It’s normal to feel isolated and alone when you hear bad news about your condition.

Coping with a terminal illness

This article provides advice on what to do if you need to talk to someone about your bad news, condition or how you are feeling.

Caring for someone at the end of life.

End of life issues

This article explains some of the treatments that end-of-life patient may need, including surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Woman with elderly man.

Grief before death

Find out how to cope with the news that someone you care for has a terminal illness.

One tissue donor can transform the lives of 10 or more people.

Organ and tissue donation

It's important that you make decisions in relation to organ donation. We have put together a list of questions to help you find answers and address wo

Palliative care can help everyone.

Palliative care

Palliative care is holistic care that aims to improve the quality of life of people who are dying. Read about the range of services available.

There is no right or wrong way to start talking about dying.

Start talking about your illness

Talking with your loved ones about your illness isn't always easy. Start a conversation with someone close to you by following these tips.

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End of Life

Many people may have thought about their dying wishes when preparing will or chatting with others about funeral preferences and organ donation. These discussions take on greater significance, however when confronted with advanced cancer.

Read more on CareSearch website

End-of-Life Care

There is no clear cut definition of the 'end of life'. In general it refers to the last few days of life when a person is irreversibly dying, also known as the terminal phase.

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End of life | Redkite

As you come to the end of your life, there are some practical decisions to be made. You might want to be involved in these decisions but it’s up to you.

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End of Life Symptoms

Care of the dying patient involves preparing for and anticipatory management of predictable symptoms, ensuring the provision of excellent nursing care, and planning for problems related to the specific setting of care

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End of life | Redkite

Redkite is an Australian cancer charity that supports children and young people with cancer (024 years) and their families. We provide essential support from the moment of diagnosis until after treatment finishes, including financial assistance, information and counselling, and education and career support.If cancer treatment doesn't work, questions like where to die or what type of care you want are serious issues to consider. You might also want to think about some of the more personal ways to use your time.

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End-of-Life Care | Safety and Quality

Read more on Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care website

Alzheimer's Australia | Legal planning and dementia

Alzheimer's Australia has a range of resources on legal planning and end of life planning.

Read more on Alzheimer's Australia website

Care Issues

Effectively managing physical symptoms and psychological or spiritual distress is important in ensuring the best quality end of life for residents. The Residential Aged Care Hub looks at common care issues and considerations at the end of life

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EOL Care Pathways

Care pathways for the dying have been developed as a model to improve the end-of-life care of all patients.

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Advance Care Planning

NSW Health is committed to respecting an individual's values and wishes for clinically appropriate end of life care.

Read more on NSW Health website

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