Paediatric palliative care


Sibling Support

Parents often express concerns about how to talk to their children about the diagnosis of a life-limiting illness. While there are a number of things to think about when deciding how to discuss the diagnosis, open communication can help children to feel included, respected and listened to. It may be helpful to speak with a member of your care team who can help answer questions and provide support.

Father talking to his son
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Palliative Care Australia has created this resource for Australia, so it may not be reliable in other countries.

For further information, please go to the Palliative Care Australia website or download this resource HERE.

Last modified
12 November 2019