Free online resources for those caring for someone with a life-limiting illness.

A Guide for Carers

Hospice New Zealand have designed a booklet for those caring for someone who is in need of palliative care. This provides a clearer picture of the situation and to answer some of the questions or issues that might come up as part of this journey.

You have the option to download and print the full booklet or individual chapters.

View Guide for Carers


5 Ways Resource Series

Often it is hard to know the right words in situations that we don’t come face to face with every day.

Hospice New Zealand have created the 5 ways resource series called #weneedtotalkaboutdying based on experience in caring for those at the end of their lives.

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Dying Matters

Encourages having open discussions around death, dying and bereavement.

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Advance Care Planning Programmes 

Advance care planning (ACP) is the process of thinking about, talking about and planning for future health care and end-of-life care. It is about identifying what matters to you.

This website provides information that helps in preparing an end-of-life care plan tailored to one’s individual needs.

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CarersNZ is a hub of resources and information for carers who offer support to those who need it throughout New Zealand. You can download any of their free Carer Info packs, ask questions and find additional services and support.

Visit Carers

Care Search

A knowledge network that provides clinical evidence surrounding palliative care.

Care search network



An online resource hub that offers information on dealing with loss & grief to topics such as family changes, illness & disability.

Visit Skylight


Hospice New Zealand Palliative Care Handbook 

Providing an understanding of how to approach palliative care for healthcare professionals.

Palliative Care Handbook


Palliative Care Bridge 

A palliative care educational programme showing different perspectives through a videoed interview format.

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Goodfellow Unit 

The Diagnosing Dying course seeks to develop an awareness around the diverse situations health professionals encounter when questioning whether or not a patient is terminally ill.

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