Australians encouraged to help people living with a disability better understand death and dying
Palliative Care Victoria and VALID have created new resources to help talk to people living with a disability about palliative care, death and grief.
New research, released today on International Day of People with Disability, shows that an overwhelming majority of people (72 per cent) either agree or strongly agree that people living with a disability need more help and support when it comes to palliative care, death and loss.
The release of the new survey coincides with the launch of Palliative Care Victoria’s new resources for people living with a disability, which were created in collaboration with VALID (Victorian Advocacy League for Individuals with a Disability) and the Department of Health and Human Services.
The free-to-download resources, available on the Palliative Care Victoria website, comprise a range of useful booklets including: Loss of a Loved Pet, Loss of a Loved One, Let’s Talk about Palliative Care, When Someone Dies and Let’s talk about death.
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