Death & Dying - Carer Topics

Death & Dying

Carers are very important in enabling someone who wishes to die at home to remain at home. Planning for where death will occur is important. This section has information on the practical and emotional elements of caring for someone who is dying. There is also information on what to do after the death.

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After the death (pdf, 210kb), CarerHelp Sheet
Caring for the dying person (pdf, 230kb), CarerHelp Sheet
Caring for yourself at the bedside (pdf, 222kb) CarerHelp Sheet
Caring for someone at the end of their life, My Aged Care
Deathbed etiquette
End of Life and palliative care services, Better Health Channel
Let organisations know that someone has died, Australian Death Notification Service (ADNS)
Planning for the end of life, Carer Gateway
Practical issues and conclusions, Centre for Palliative Care
Recognising dying (pdf, 261kb), CarerHelp Sheet
Signs that your loved one might be dying, Marie Curie
Someone you know is very ill (having conversations about dying) (pdf, 256kb), Dying Matters
Thoughts about the place of death, Health Talk
Voluntary Assisted Dying (pdf, 409kb), End of Life Law in Australia
Ways to be there (pdf, 550kb) CarerHelp Sheets
What should you tell children about death? (pdf, 3.1MB), Dying Matters
What to do after someone dies, Better Health Channel
What to do following a death, Australian Government Department of Human Services
What to do when someone dies, CHOICE
Who to notify after death checklist (pdf, 302kb), Australian Government Department of Human Services