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.
To help you understand what palliative care is and why it matters read the CareSearch information sheet available from the website.
Download the What is palliative care factsheet (166kb pdf)
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?
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
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.
A booklet about getting older for adults who have a learning disability
Let's talk about getting older (399kb pdf)
A more comprehensive list of resources for palliative care is available.
Last updated 02 August 2021