What you need to know

Palliative care is provided by family, carers, and health services. It helps to maintain the highest possible quality of life towards the end. To get started here we list some resources that can be useful for everyone as well as resources developed for specific population groups.

For everyone

To help you understand what palliative care is and why it matters read the CareSearch information sheet available from the website.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

When given a palliative care diagnosis, you may be wondering ‘what’s happening to me?’ This CareSearch webpage explains more about palliative care and things that can be done.

What’s happening to me?

Cultural and linguistically diverse people

To learn more about palliative care in Arabic, Cantonese, Croatian, Greek, Italian, Mandarin, Spanish and Ukrainian see the CareSearch collection of videos and podcasts.

CareSearch videos and podcasts

Living with intellectual disability

To understand what happens to you as you get older read or print the online booklet from Down's Syndrome Scotland which was written for older adults who have a learning disability.

Rural and remote areas

The National Rural Health Alliance Inc. (Australia) website has a fact sheet about palliative care in rural and remote areas.

Palliative care in rural remote areas (968kb pdf)

A more comprehensive list of resources for palliative care is available.

Last updated 02 August 2021