Dialog Box

Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms

The Palliative Care Victoria Glossary of Terms has been developed to help patients, carers, family members and staff to better understand and communicate terms and acronyms often used in palliative care.

The Glossary is free to download and has been published in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Croatian, English, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Macedonian, Polish, Serbian, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese. Each version has been professionally translated and tested with community representatives for accuracy and readability.

The Glossary is also designed to provide language professionals with access to accurate and culturally and linguistically appropriate palliative care terminology to ensure consistency both within and across languages.