Facilitating the preferred place of death

This section will provide resources that emphasise the importance of supporting people to die in their setting of choice.

For everyone

Visit the palliAGED website to view an evidence summary on Case Conferences. This explains how case conferences can put the patient at the centre of their care and help to facilitate their end of life choices.

Watch this SBS Australia video about Kristen, the widow of Tony, who preferred to die at home. Hear how they were supported to keep his wishes in the final weeks of his life.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Visit the Palliative Care Australia (PCA) website to access the resource Dying to talk discussion starter and use it with the people that you’re caring for to help them make decisions and plan ahead.

Cultural and linguistically diverse people

To understand your role in assisting those you care for to plan their care, visit the Advance Care Planning Australia website section for Health professionals. This outlines various aspects of advance planning that you need to consider and how advance planning can be documented into an advance care directive.

A more comprehensive list of resources is available.

Last updated 02 August 2021