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Patient and Family Resources

Managing pain

CANSA, PALPRAC and PatchSA have collaborated to create an easy-to-understand guide in managing cancer pain, for adults and children. 

Oral morphine is an essential component in the management of dyspnoea and pain. This flyer gives clear instructions to patients and families on the use of oral morphine at home.

Managing breathlessness

Breathlessness is a common symptom experienced by patients with serious illness. These handouts give valuable tips to patients and families in managing breathlessness.

Caring for a loved one at home

Caring for a dying loved one at home can be daunting. This hand out will assist families and carers in understanding what the elements of care are. that needs to be paid attention to in this time.


Crossing the Creek is a book for the dying, caregivers, clinicians, family members and friends. It is a practical guide to understanding the dying process. Text content

nutrition and hydration

 Addressing nutrition and hydration is vital in palliative care to ensure patients’ comfort and well-being throughout their journey.


 Managing incontinence is aimed at ensuring dignity and comfort for patients facing this challenge.

dementia care 

Understanding and addressing the unique challenges of dementia is crucial to providing compassionate support to patients and families.


This guide is for individuals living with a serious illness, providing insight into anxiety and offering home-based coping techniques.