Living with Illness Resources

Living with Illness Resources

Resources selected for people with palliative care needs

Experiencing a need for palliative care can be overwhelming and stressful. Access to information you can trust is important. In the following we list a number of resources that you might find helpful.

If you need help now:

Living with illness

Changes over time

Complementary therapies

Continuing to work

Emotional challenges

Anxiety and depression

The hard thing about being cared for

Would it help to talk with someone


Why is communication important?

Communicating with Health Professionals

Difficult conversations

  • Dying to Talk discussion starters encourage Australians of all ages and levels of health to talk about dying.
  • From Cancer Australia, a resource developed to help people with metastatic (secondary) cancer talk about how palliative care might help them to live as well as possible when cancer has spread ‘Finding the Words'.
  • The Cancer Council NSW has information on Talking about dying.
  • The UK website healthtalk has a section on Living with dying with interviews with people who are dying, talking about their different feelings and experiences.

Family communication

Talking with children

Advance care planning

Page updated 24 May 2024