The “Let’s Talk About” survey is the first of its kind across Ireland and continues until the end of this month.
A drive on responses to the survey is being sought as part of this week’s Dying Matters Awareness Week.
The survey can be completed online at www.letstalk-about.org.
The survey is being led by the All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC) with support from the Public Health Agency (PHA) and Health Service Executive (HSE) in the Republic of Ireland.
The survey asks people with illnesses which may not be cured to share their experiences, both good and bad.
This includes people living with conditions such as advanced respiratory disease, cancer, chronic kidney disease, heart failure or dementia.
AIIHPC Director Paddie Blaney said: “Each story is valuable, hundreds of stories and more will be powerful.”
Hard copies of the survey can be got at 00353 (0) 1 491 2948, or email@example.com. Responses are confidential and take 15-20 minutes to complete.
PHA Allied Health Professions Consultant, Corrina Grimes, said she hoped the public focus of Dying Matters Awareness Week would help to drive responses.
“The survey will provide a valuable insight into what improves the quality of life for people with palliative care conditions and help to inform how care and support is delivered.”