What we know
Carers may be unprepared and unsupported in providing care for someone at the end of their life. When providing palliative care we need to provide the knowledge and information they need. The family and the community more broadly may also need to learn about palliative care and death and dying.
Education can take many different forms and serve different purposes. Information needs to be trustworthy, accessible, relevant and presented in a way that it is easy to understand. Education for carers, family and the community has been shown to be of benefit. A good place to start is the palliAGED section 'For the Community' which provides information on palliative care and what to expect.