When someone is dying

End of life and palliative care

Finding out that someone may not have long to live can be a big shock. Caring for a person who is at end of life or in their last days can be very rewarding. It may also be challenging with may carers finding it hard to manage fatigue, stress, and the feelings that can come with this. You may need additional support from your family, friends or professionals to help you get through this often difficult time. 

Helpful information for carers can be found here.

Comfort Care in the last days: Information for family member/friend

This brochure explains what Comfort Care is and how this will be provided to you and your family member/friend to make sure their last days and hours of life are comfortable.  The dying process is unique to every person, however, regardless of illness, there are a number of changes that are likely to happen as death approaches. Information is given about these changes which may assist with decisions you make at this time.

Comfort Care in the last days: Information for family member/friend

When someone dies

The booklet ‘When someone dies’ has information and practical ideas about things to do before and after an adult family member or friend dies in the ACT. A separate booklet is available for children who die in the ACT.

When someone dies

Hard copies of these booklets /brochures are also available through any healthcare provider.
 

Page last updated on: 18 Nov 2021