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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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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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Community nursing

Community health nurses work with people and their families to help prevent disease, maintain health and treat any existing health problems.

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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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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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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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Caring for someone with cancer

If you care for someone with cancer, find useful information and resources here on carer roles, emotional and financial support for you, and more.

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Pancreatic cancer

Most cases of pancreatic cancer occur in people over the age of 50. Find out why the stage at which the cancer is diagnosed is so important.

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Opioid medicines and pain

Some pain medicines, such as opioids, need to be taken with care. Learn about the risks and benefits of opioids, side effects and pain-relief alternatives.

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Common questions about opioid medicines and pain

Opioid medicines can help alleviate pain. But like all medicines, opioids come with risks and side effects. You should be informed about your pain medication and pain-relief options. Here are some frequently asked questions about opioids.

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