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- Advanced cancer
- Facing end of life
- Caring for someone nearing the end of life
- After the death
- Ways to remember
Ways to remember
You may want to do something special to acknowledge and honour the life of your family member or friend after they’ve died. Some people find this helps them cope with their loss.
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|Frame a photo or a cherished note or other memento.|
|Cook their favourite meal or cake on their birthday.|
|Plant a special tree or flower.|
|Create a scholarship or annual award in their memory.|
|Light a candle.|
|Make a contribution to their preferred charity or community group.|
|Create an online memorial page with photos and stories.|
Dr Megan Ritchie, Staff Specialist Palliative Medicine, Palliative Care Service, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, NSW; Gabrielle Asprey, Cancer Support Consultant, Cancer Council NSW; Rosemary Cavanough, Consumer; Louise Durham, Nurse Practitioner, Metro South Palliative Care Service, QLD; Tracey Gardner, Senior Psychologist, Cancer Counselling Service, Cancer Council Queensland; Karen Hall, 13 11 20 Consultant, Cancer Council SA; Linda Nolte, Program Director, Advance Care Planning Australia, VIC; Rowena Robinson, Clinical Advisor, Palliative Care Australia, ACT; Helena Rodi, Program Manager, Advance Care Planning Australia, VIC.
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