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End of life health

You may feel isolated and alone when you hear bad news about your condition

Coping with learning you have 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 nursing, treatments and procedures

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 – understanding anticipatory grief

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 give the best possible quality of life to someone whose illness can’t be cured.

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

Are you caring for a parent or an older family member who is at the end of life? Find information to help you understand more and plan in palliAGED.

Read more on palliAGED 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.

Read more on Redkite website

Planning: end-of-life | Dementia Australia

Making end-of-life decisions We all hope to live a full and healthy life, reduce or avoid serious illness and disability, and – when the time comes – to die peacefully in our sleep. Unfortunately, this does not always happen! Many people will be sick for a number of months or years and have a gradual decline in their physical and mental functioning.

Read more on Dementia Australia website

Caring for someone nearing the end of life | Cancer Council Victoria

This page covers the practical, emotional and physical issues to expect and what you can do to provide comfort and support to someone facing end of life.

Read more on Cancer Council Victoria website

Information on end-of-life care for consumers | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

How should care be given at the end of life?

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

Starting the conversation | Australian Government Department of Health

Starting the conversation about palliative care and end-of-life care.

Read more on Department of 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

Death & Dying - Carer Library

Find information and resources to help you care for a person with terminal illness at home and prepare for their end of life.

Read more on CarerHelp website

Carer Pathways - CarerHelp

Find specific information, resources, tools and online links when caring for a person with terminal illness or at the end of life.

Read more on CarerHelp website

Pathway 3: Preparing for Dying - CarerHelp

Find practical information and resources to help you care for a person at the end of life, manage symptoms and recognise dying.

Read more on CarerHelp website

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