Starting the conversation

Starting the conversation about palliative care and end-of-life care.


It’s important to start talking early about what matters to you to maintain as much control as possible over your end-of-life care choices. Some of us will find discussing palliative care easier than others. There are many factors at play ─ your mindset, values, beliefs, culture, health, family relationships and so on. It’s important to remember there's no right or wrong way to talk to your loved ones and conversations like this are likely to happen over time. The Department of Health website has useful resources that may help. Visit

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