Everyone has a role
  • Six things we all

    need to know about

    palliative care.

Guiding Principle 5 Everyone has a role

Everyone has a role



Many different health professionals provide palliative care. Doctors, nurses and allied health workers all have a role to play in supporting people at the end of life. Palliative care is provided in hospitals and hospices, in your home, or in an aged care facility.

Family members and carers are part of the team providing care for a person. Moreover, neighbours, community members and work colleagues can all support people with needing palliative care and their family and carers.




Guiding Principle 1 Palliative care is person-centred care


Guiding Principle 2 Death is a part of life


Guiding Principle 3 Carers are valued


Guiding Principle 4 Care is accessible


Guiding Principle 6 Care is evidence-based


Resources and Information



All health professionals have a role to play in palliative care. Family and friends and others in our community also provide care and support. For everyone to be able to care, access to quality and relevant information is vital.

CareSearch provides evidence, information, and practical palliative care resources for everyone involved in providing care or supporting people at the end of life.

Formal and informal palliative care supports:


Infographic listing informal palliative care supports: Specialist palliative care; Social, spiritual, cultural, community relationships and organisations; Community, disability, aged, and social services; Grief and bereavement support; General practice and primary care; Other specialist medical, nursing and allied health care