Palliative Care

Palliative Care

What you need to know

Palliative care is provided by family, carers, and health services. It helps to maintain the highest possible quality of life towards the end. To get started here we list some resources that can be useful for everyone as well as resources developed for specific population groups.

For everyone

To help you understand what palliative care is and why it matters read the CareSearch information sheet available from the website.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

When given a palliative care diagnosis, you may be wondering ‘what’s happening to me?’ This CareSearch webpage explains more about palliative care and things that can be done.

Cultural and linguistically diverse people

To learn more about palliative care in Arabic, Cantonese, Croatian, Greek, Italian, Mandarin, Spanish and Ukrainian see the CareSearch collection of videos and podcasts.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex

Carerhelp has a range of information and resources for the LGBTIQ+ community caring for someone who is very sick and will not get better

Living with intellectual disability

To understand what happens to you as you get older read or print the online booklet from Down's Syndrome Scotland which was written for older adults who have a learning disability.


A more comprehensive list of resources for palliative care is available.

Page updated 30 March 2023