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End of life

This section provides links to information for people facing the end of their lives. The resources will link you to practical, legal and emotional support to help you through this difficult time.

Facing end of life
Cancer Council Victoria (AUS)
This is a short page providing links to information on topics related to end of life, including coping with the news, physical and practical concerns. At the top of the page are links to the booklet, ‘Facing end of life’ listed below.
 (web)

Facing end of life
Cancer Council Australia (AUS, 2020)
Similar information to the page above. The booklet notes that you should “check the introduction to each chapter to see if this is the information you want at this stage. Read what is useful now and leave the rest until you’re ready”.
  (84-page booklet in PDF or hard copy)

The manual for living and dying in style
Warrnambool District Community Hospice; Eric Fairbank (AUS, 2018)
Written by a Victorian-based doctor, Eric Fairbank, this is a very practical and readable book, which provides advice on end of life preparations and support.
  (54-page book in PDF)

End of life law in Australia
Queensland University of Technology (AUS, 2018)
This website was created by the Australian Centre for Health Law Research, Faculty of Law at QUT. It provides accurate, practical and relevant information to help people navigate the legal issues they might face with end of life decision making.
 (web)


Last Updated: 22 February, 2022 11:50 am