Recognising death as part of life
  • Six things we all

    need to know about

    palliative care.


Guiding Principle 2 Death is a part of life

Death is a part of life


Death and dying are a part of life. It will happen to us all one day, yet we often seem reluctant to think about, talk about, or plan for death. But doing so holds many benefits. It enables us to really think about what is important to us and how we want to live the remainder of our life. It also enables us to understand what the wishes and preferences of our loved ones might be, and how we can support their decisions.

Being open to a conversation about death is the best place to start. From there, expressing your wishes clearly and early will help to ensure your choices are respected.



Guiding Principle 1 Palliative care is person-centred care


Guiding Principle 3 Carers are valued


Guiding principle 4 Care is accessible


Guiding principle 5 Everyone has a role


Guiding principle 6 Care is evidence-based


Resources and Information



Death is a part of life, so being able to talk about it is important and this can help planning as well. The online course, Dying2Learn, is one way CareSearch has helped Australians learn about and talk about death and dying.