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End of life care

Your wellbeing

Looking after your health and wellbeing is important when you are living with a terminal (life-limiting) condition.

These articles aim to answer questions you may have about pain and other symptoms, and provide ideas for coping. There are also suggestions about how to talk to your family, friends and children about your illness.  

Coping with a terminal illness

Information, sources of support and tips from experts on how to cope with a terminal diagnosis.

Managing pain and other symptoms

Find out how pain and other symptoms, such as constipation, can be managed. Includes self-help suggestions.

Ways to start talking about the fact you are dying

Ideas on how to bring up the topic of your illness and the future, with suggestions of words you can use and booklets that might help.

Talking to your children

If you have children, it may seem difficult to talk to them, but talking can prevent them from being alone with their worries. Find some suggestions here.

Life at the Hospice of St Francis

Dr Ros Taylor talks about hospice care in general, and details the care provided at the Hospice of St Francis, where she is the director.

Physical changes in the last hours and days

Talks about changes to your body that may happen in the last stages of life.