For Someone ElseYou may have been asked to help a loved one or friend to plan the end of their life. This is a great honour and responsibility, and preparing in advance will help you to complete it successfully.

Your friend or loved one may have a range of coping strategies concerning their health issues (including talking or not talking about it). It might be helpful to check with them first how they want to manage the situation and how they want you to help them. This also applies to their relationships with their family and friends. They may or may not want to share the decision making and you need to understand their preferred approach so you can be of most help to them at this time.

Planning for the death of a loved one or friend – whether expected or not – takes a lot of time and energy to complete. It is much better to take the time now, while they have it, to lay out their plans, wishes, directions and desires, so their passing will be peaceful for them, their family and friends.

Download the ‘For Someone Else Checklist’ and get started today!…
Visit our directory of local palliative care services.

Extra support
If you need extra emotional support while making arrangements, the Samaritans may be able to help and are available 24 hours a day, www.samaritans.org.

Please note that this checklist contains suggestions and is not all inclusive. For more information about finances, law and estates or for medical advice, please consult a professional who will be able to help further.

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