Resources for specific populations

Here you will find information and resources that meets the needs of people from various backgrounds.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

The South Australian Government booklet: Advance Care Yarning is a useful resource that you can provide to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to help explain the importance of advance care planning in respecting patient choices.

Care leavers

Helping Hand have created a brochure with the Top 10 questions for forgotten Australians/ Care Leavers to ask when looking for residential care. By comparing services, a more culturally safe place may be found. Visit the website to read or download the list.

Cultural and linguistically diverse people

To access support for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, visit the My Aged Care website. They have links to interpreter services, information in other languages, videos in other languages contact and details of organisations that work as Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC).


The Homeless Palliative care toolkit is a set of resources designed for health professionals working with people who are homeless to use to recognise deterioration and help to get access to and plan person centred care. Developed by UK support organisations and palliative care specialists you can view the toolkit on their website.

Living with intellectual disability

If you work with people who have an intellectual disability and would like resources that give practical advice relating to palliative care visit the Talking End of Life  (TEL) website and explore the resources section.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex

The National resource centre on LGBT aging (US) have a variety of resources across a range of LGBTI aging topics including end of life decisions. Although this is US based you are likely to find many of the resources listed on the website useful.

Older people

To access a free USB with educational short animations that cover topics such as spirituality, planning palliative and end of life care, visit the Meaningful Ageing Australia website.

Rural and remote areas

To provide people with more information relating to services available in rural and remote areas of Australia, visit My Aged Care  website section on Support for people living in rural and remote areas.


If you would like to access resources for clinicians relating to post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) such as assessment tools and treatment manuals visit the, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS): Trauma assessment webpages.

A more comprehensive list of culturally appropriate resources is available.

Last updated 02 August 2021