A palliative care doctor discusses his interactions with his patients: "I wouldn't know what I would want were I in their shoes," he says.
Our study found people held narrow, often inaccurate and outdated understandings of palliative care.
Here are some tips if you are looking after someone who is nearing the end of their life.
While there are similarities in the general principles of palliative care provided to children and adults, there are also key differences.
When a person has a serious illness, palliative care aims to improve that person's quality of life.