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For Everyone

Advance care planning – This resource explains the advance care planning process and gives you information specific to your state.

Directory of Services – You can search the National Palliative Care Service Directory to find your nearest palliative or specialist palliative care provider or service.

Dying to Talk Discussion Starter – This resource will help you start the discussion with friends and family on how you want to be cared for at the end of your life.

Facts about morphine and other opioid medicines in palliative care – This brochure explains about pain, talking to your doctor and what types of medications can be used in palliative care.

How can I support my friend/family member? This page will help you with some ideas in what to say and do with a friend or family members who have a terminal condition.

Learn more about pain and pain management – Effective pain management is an important part of palliative care. This resource talks about how to help control your pain, opiate side effects and whether medication is needed.

The dying process – This leaflet asks the question what does dying look like? What are the changes that happen and what should you do?

Understanding grief – Everyone experiences grief in their own way. This resource provides information on the grieving process, how should you feel and for how long?

What is palliative care? – Palliative care is for anyone of any age, who has been told that they have a serious illness that cannot be cured. These brochures talk about what palliative care is, who it is for and how to source it. 

Palliative Care Myths – There are many myths associated with palliative care – euthanasia, assisted suicide and physician assisted suicide are not the same thing and pain is not an inevitable part of dying. This page answers many of the myths around palliative care.

For Patients

Diabetes and palliative care – information for patients – This page tells you why it is important to care for your diabetes during palliative care, what changes to look for and how to communicate.

Asking questions can help – This information will help you ask your doctor the right questions to get the information you need about palliative care and your illness.

Your choices and decisions – Where to now? You need to make some decisions about your care and this page provides some conversation starters and where to get more information.

For Carers

Diabetes and palliative care – information for carers  – If you’re caring for someone with diabetes during palliative care, this brochure tells you how to get help, when and who to ask for advice.

Asking questions can help – This information will help you ask your doctor the right questions to get the information you need about palliative care and your illness.

Questions for carers to ask – When caring for a friend or family member it’s hard to know what questions to ask the medical team. This page suggests some questions for carers.

Useful material

  • Dying to Talk Discussion Starter – This resource will help you start the discussion with friends and family on how you want to be cared for at the end of your life.
  • Guide to a Social Media Afterlife – What happens to all your social media accounts when you, or a loved one, dies? Each social media has different rules and this brochure recommends planning ahead and talks about what to do.

Programs

Multilingual Brochures

About palliative care in 17 community languages

These brochures are reproduced here with permission from Palliative Care Victoria.

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