Journeys – Palliative care for children and teenagers

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Journeys – Palliative care for children and teenagers is a 153-page PDF for families and carers facing a child or teenager’s life-limiting illness, created by Palliative Care Australia.

This PDF covers topics such as:

  • What is palliative care and who provides it?
  • Treatment options
  • Your rights and responsibilities
  • Financial support
  • Places to care for your child and care planning
  • Symptom management
  • Feelings of loss and grief
  • Helping yourself, helping your children, and helping your partner
  • Help from family and friends
  • Your community, and spiritual care and support
  • Talking to children about dying and death
  • End-of-life decisions and funeral planning
  • The dying process and what to expect in the first weeks and months of bereavement
  • Bereavement support, and remembering your child

Journeys: Palliative care for children and teenagers is also available in hard copy free of charge – you can find the order form on the first page of the PDF.

Cancer Advisor has a range of resources on palliative care, but we’re always looking for more content. Leave a comment below, share your own story or recommend a resource.

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