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Advance care planning

Advance care planning involves making a plan for your future medical care. If one day you are...

After a loved one has died

After a loved one has died, your GP may sign a certificate that confirms the death. You...

Bereavement, grief and loss

Bereavement is the process of coping with the death of a family member or close friend. If...

Managing the final stages of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a serious lung disease that blocks airflow and makes it difficult...

Managing the final stages of dying

Managing the final stages of dying involves careful planning. It’s important the person’s wishes are respected. As...

Palliative care

Palliative care is a specific type of care for people who have a life-limiting illness. Palliative care...

Palliative care pain management

More than 65% of palliative care patients experience pain. People with cancer, osteoarthritis, end-stage renal failure, neurological...

Self-care for family and carers in palliative care

Caring for someone who is dying is both rewarding and challenging. It is normal to feel distressed...

Sleep disturbance in palliative care

People who are nearing the end of their lives may have difficulty sleeping. There are many reasons...

Understanding the dying process

What happens when a person is dying? It is very difficult to predict exactly what will happen. Some people deteriorate...

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