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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.

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Grief before death – understanding anticipatory grief

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

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Talking about your terminal 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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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.

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The physical process of dying

The physical process of dying differs between people. Find out what happens in the weeks, days and hours before death, and immediately after someone has died.

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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.

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When someone dies at home

Many people prefer to die at home, in familiar surroundings. If you care for someone with a terminal condition, this article can help you prepare for the death.

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Taking opioid medicines safely

Opioid medicines are prescribed to relieve pain caused by cancer, surgery or injury. It's crucial to take them safely to reduce the risk of opioid harm.

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Opioid withdrawal symptoms

Withdrawal symptoms, such as nausea and anxiety, can occur if you stop taking an opioid medicine suddenly. Reducing the dosage slowly and carefully is key.

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