Palliative care helps to improve the quality of life of people who have a life-limiting illness. Read about the range of services available.
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.
Preparing for a death at home
Many people prefer to die at home. If you are caring for someone with a terminal condition, this article can help you know what to expect.
The process of dying
The process of dying differs between people. Find out what can happen in the weeks, days and hours before death, and after someone has died.
The role of a nurse
Nurses work with people to help prevent disease, maintain health and treat any existing health problems. Find out more about what nurses do here.
End of life health
Living with a terminal illness can be difficult for you and your loved ones. Learn more about coping with a terminal illness, talking about your feelings, and understanding anticipatory grief.
Voluntary assisted dying
Find out where voluntary assisted dying (VAD) is legal in Australia, who is eligible and the criteria, plus the process that’s involved.
Caring for someone with cancer
If you care for someone with cancer, here is some useful information and resources on carer roles and emotional and financial support for you.
Pancreatic cancer is more common in people over the age of 50. Find out why the stage at which the cancer is diagnosed is so important.
Common questions about opioid pain medicines
Opioid medicines can help relieve pain. Like all medicines, they have risks and side effects. Here are some frequently asked questions about opioids.