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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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At the End of Life

At the End of Life

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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.

Read more on Redkite website

Dementia Australia | Planning: end-of-life

Making end-of-life decisions

Read more on Dementia Australia website

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.

Read more on Redkite website

End-of-Life Care | Safety and Quality

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

Home Care - What I can do- Recognise End of Life

End of life is when a person is living with, and impaired by, a fatal condition, even if the trajectory is ambiguous or unknown. This period may be years in the case of people with chronic or malignant disease, or very brief in the case of people who suffer acute and unexpected illnesses or events, such as sepsis, stroke or trauma.

Read more on End of Life Directions for Aged Care ELDAC website

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

Diabetes & Palliative Care

Diabetes and Palliative Care Diabetes needs to be managed across a lifespan including end of life care

Read more on Diabetes Australia website

At the End

People vary in their knowledge, understanding and beliefs in regard to death and dying. They also differ in what they want to know about the end of life.

Read more on CareSearch website

Psychosocial Complexity

Psychosocial issues at the end of life can be extremely challenging to deal with, and a range of approaches should be considered to support distressed patients and caregivers

Read more on CareSearch website

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