About palliative care
Palliative care is symptom management, care and support for people living with a life-limiting illness. A life-limiting illness is an illness without a cure.
- Care focuses on the comfort and quality of life for the patient, family and loved ones.
- Palliative care is appropriate for any person of any age at any stage of a life-limiting illness.
- Palliative care supports people through the physical and psychological aspects of end-of-life care.
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Support for you and your family
Find out where to get palliative care support for patients, families and carers in Tasmania.
Planning and decisions about end of life
Learn about planning for and making end-of-life decisions. This includes advance care planning, capacity and the person responsible for your decisions.
Grief and bereavement
Learn about grief and bereavement including how to deal with feelings and how palliative care services can support you.
Glossary of common palliative care terms
Find a glossary of palliative care terms including definitions.