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  1. End of life and palliative care explained

    08 Jul 2020

    Palliative care helps improve the quality of life for a person with a life-limiting illness, as well as the lives of their family, friends and carers, through advice, information, referral and support...

  2. Autopsy

    06 May 2020

    Immediate family have the right to refuse a hospital post mortem of the deceased and can object to a coronial post mortem...

  3. Advance care plans

    Advance care plans can help the people close to you and those caring for you to know what is important to you about the level of healthcare and quality of life you would want...

  4. Voluntary assisted dying

    03 Oct 2019

    Victoria is the first state in Australia to pass voluntary assisted dying laws. The Voluntary Assisted Dying Act (2017) provides a safe legal framework for people who are suffering and dying to choose...

  5. Palliative care – looking after yourself

    03 Oct 2019

    When caring for a loved one with a terminal illness, it is important to look after your own mental health and wellbeing so that you will have the energy and strength required for your role as carer...

  6. Medical treatment decision makers

    30 Sep 2019

    You can appoint someone to be your medical power of attorney, also known as ‘enduring power of attorney (medical treatment)’, to make medical decisions on your behalf when, in certain circumstances...

  7. Grief - how to support the bereaved

    17 Jul 2019

    If you're unsure of how to support someone who is grieving, ask them...

  8. What to do after someone dies

    11 Jun 2019

    When someone dies, it will help you to have a written plan of what you need to do including who you need to contact...

  9. Funerals

    06 Mar 2019

    It is the funeral directors job to help with many of the legal responsibilities, including the death certificate...

  10. End of life and palliative care for children, teenagers and young adults

    06 Dec 2018

    Palliative care for children provides physical, emotional, social and spiritual support to newborns, infants, children and young people with a life-limiting condition and their families...