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Part of Life

Find out why end of life is a normal part of life and learn about the benefits of talking about end of life with the people you care for.

If death is a normal part of life, why can talking about it feel so uncomfortable? Why is it sometimes easier to talk to our colleagues about death than it is to talk to our family members or the people we care for?

This campaign invites you to explore death as a natural part of life. It shows the positive impact that you can create in talking about end of life with the people you care for, and how it can improve the care you provide in aged care.

We encourage you to download and share these resources and to reflect on your own understanding and beliefs about end of life. You can also share your feedback and thoughts on end of life being a normal part of life by sharing your opinion below.

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Find out how Mary's decision to talk about end of life with her client helps him to plan for end of life.

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Downloadable resources

Fact sheet

End of life is a normal part of life

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Poster

Download and print a poster for your office or staff kitchen

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Infographic

When, how and where do Australians die?

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Take the My Care Matters Quiz

Help us understand what you think by sharing with us your thoughts on why your care matters.

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  1. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). Aged care Overview - Australian Institute of Health and Welfare [Internet]. Canberra (AU): Australian Institute of Health and Welfare; 2017 [updated 2021; cited 2022 Feb 02]. 
  2. AIHW. Deaths in Australia [Internet]. Canberra (AU): Australian Institute of Health and Welfare; 2019 [updated 2021; cited 2022 Feb 02]. 
  3. AIHW. Dementia in Australia [Internet]. Canberra (AU): Australian Institute of Health and Welfare; 2021 [updated 2021; cited 2022 Feb 02].
  4. AIHW. Interfaces between the aged care and health systems in Australia—where do older Australians die? (649kb pdf) Canberra (AU): Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. 2021 Jun. 
  5. AIHW. Older Australians [Internet]. Canberra (AU): Australian Institute of Health and Welfare; 2020 [updated 2021; cited 2022 Feb 02].

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My Care Matters. ELDAC is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health

Page updated 11 April 2022