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  • End of life and palliative care helps improve the quality of life for someone who has a life-limiting illness, by offering services, advice, information, referral and support.
  • End of life and palliative care offers emotional and practical support to families, friends and carers.
  • Palliative care is not just for people nearing the end of their lives.
  • You can receive palliative care at the same time as other treatment for particular conditions.
  • End of life and palliative care in Victoria is based on person-centred care, which means you and your family are treated in the way you want to be treated. 
  • Palliative care can help you plan your care including using an advance care plan.
  • Any person can make a referral for themselves or someone else to palliative care.  

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Reviewed on: 21-02-2017