Paediatric palliative care


Siblings & Grief

Siblings have unique relationships with one another and how they grieve will also be unique. Siblings need their own time to grieve and a feeling of safety so they can express how they are feeling. It is important to remember children’s grief can vary greatly from adults but, if you have concerns, it may be helpful to seek support from a health professional.

A couple of sisters giving each other support
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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