Carers can play a vital role in supporting a loved one who has a life-limiting illness.
In the Centre’s DVD No Greater Gift, past and current carers share their personal stories of assisting a loved one in the hope that others will benefit from their experiences. As well as being a great resource for individuals and families in preparation for taking on a carer role, No Greater Gift can also be used to generate discussion during a support group or counselling session.
The Centre produced No Greater Gift with funding by the Victorian Cancer Agency and the Victorian Department of Health.
You can view the DVD below, or contact the Centre to organise a free copy.
Note Part 2 – End of Life and Bereavement contains detailed accounts of end-of-life planning and reflections on the grief experience, which some may find challenging.
Part 1: Becoming a Carer
Part 2: Looking After Yourself and Your Relationship
Part 3: Family and Social Support
Part 4: The Palliative Care Team
Part 5: Practical Issues and Conclusion
Part 6: End of Life Discussions and Care
Part 7: Bereavement
Part 8: Acknowledgements