Paediatric palliative care


What to expect in the final days

Many parents want to know what to expect as their child approaches their final days, however, this information can be confronting to read or talk about. Others may not want to know or are too frightened to ask. This factsheet provides parents with accurate information about what to expect so that some of the common fears associated with a child’s death can be reduced.

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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