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Providing culturally appropriate palliative care: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Resource Kit Project

Summary of State and Territory projects

In recognition that many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples had little understanding of palliative care services and how services could support communities in providing care to people with a life-limiting illness, additional funds were provided to jurisdictions specifically to raise awareness of palliative care within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Whilst individual jurisdictions approached the implementation of the Resource Kit differently, all approached the project with the common objective of improving the provision of quality, appropriate palliative care that is responsive to the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

The following is a brief summary of the activities, approach and resources developed by some of the states and territories:

There are additional resources relating to palliative care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Indigenous Resources pages of the Finding Services section.

Last updated 14 July 2008