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Palliative care supports people with a life-limiting illness and their families to live, die and grieve well.
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Helpful documents for families & carers


Supporting a person who needs palliative care - A guide for families and friends

A comprehensive and practical resource for family carers of a person with a life limiting illness who needs palliative care. Peter Hudson and Rosalie Hudson, 3rd edition, 2017

Individuals can request a complimentary copy of this guide by downloading the order form, completing and sending to Palliative Care Victoria.  The book will be sent via Australia Post.

Organisations wishing to order copies of this book in bulk (90 per box) can do so via this order form.

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How should care be delivered at the end of life?

This guide for patients, families, and carers provides information about the ten most important things required for safe and high quality end-of-life care. Published by the Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Health Care, 2015

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Affirming Life - What is a palliative approach?

A guide for families and friends with loved ones in aged care on the palliative approach to their care.

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