Our Practical Care at end-of-life series, below, is a wonderful way to learn how to best provide personal care at the end-of-life.

For other videos on end-of-life and bereavement, please click here.

Practical Care at the end-of-life

We're very excited to be able to share a new set of short, practical videos about personal care at end-of-life. Good Grief! and Kellie Cooper-Smith discuss how to provide personal care at the end-of-life.


Series 1: Mouth Care

Good Grief's Margaret Rice and Kellie Cooper-Smith of Your Journey Your Way discuss practical advice on how to maintain mouth care and comfort at end-of-life.

Mouth Care 1: Why it is so important

Video length: 1 minute, 59 seconds.

Mouth Care 2: Dry Mouth and other conditions

Video length: 1 minute, 51 seconds.

Products to help with Dry Mouth

Video length: 1 minute, 53 seconds.

Mouth Care 3: Caring with 'nil by mouth'

Video length: 1 minute, 59 seconds.

Mouth Care 4: Equipment and tips to help

Video length: 2 minutes, 54 seconds.

Products to help with general mouth care

Video length: 2 minutes, 11 seconds.

Mouth Care 5: Dentures at end-of-life

Video length: 2 minutes, 27 seconds.

Video Links

Professor Joe Ibrahim has a funny and easily accessible way of helping people ask ‘inappropriate questions’ about the end of life.
Watch here

Australian ABC’s investigation of Covid-19 deaths in Sydney nursing home Newmarch House
Watch and read on ABC website

Button battery dangers to children - Australian Story’s Sisters in Arms
Watch here

Coffin Clubs – are spreading across the world
Watch here

Teenager Darnella Frazier captured George Floyd’s death on her cellphone. The teenager’s video shaped the trial of the accused policeman Derek Chauvin.
Watch here

How Coronavirus Attacks the Body, New York Times video, April 6, 2020
Watch here

Misunderstandings about Miscarriage (
Watch here

Play School: Beginnings and Endings. Play School celebrates new life and reflects on loved ones who’ve died.
Watch on iView

Surviving Death – Netflix series
Watch on Netflix

Support after pregnancy loss, by Olivia Willis
Watch on ABC website

Sweden’s liberal attitude to social restrictions because of Covid-19
Watch on ABC website

The Good Fight
Link to Australian Story about Jill Emberson
Watch on ABC website

Kerri-Anne Kennerley interviews Margaret Rice
Watch here


The Loss and Hope organisation made the following video to help the everyday person support the bereaved.

Adoption – PM Gillard delivers apology to victims of forced adoption

Advance Care Planning Australia’s resource

Australian families taking their elderly out of aged care and into the home amid COVID-19

Coffin Clubs – Kiwi Coffin Cub – the movement started with the Kiwi Coffin Club in New Zealand.

Comedy can release you from your terror about death – the school yard bully, says comedian Billy Connolly.

Dying to Know Day - Australia's Biggest Conversation About Death

French court rules doctors must resume life support for paralysed patient Vincent Lambert

Gary Scribbler (Gary Andrews) – ex Disney animator’s touching tribute to dead wife.

‘I Did It My Way’ sung by Margaret Mackie with support by James Lee Morley

More Than Grief: How Seven Fathers Reimagined Life After Loss - Justin Yopp – TEDxCaryWomen