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Here we link to information and resources from other sources that may be of help:

Palliative Care Curriculum for Undergraduates (PCC4U)

This module: Caring for Aboriginal people with life-limiting illnesses will help you develop the knowledge and skills needed to provide quality care, across various health care settings, to Aboriginal people with life-limiting illnesses and their families. 

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet is an innovative Internet resource that aims to inform practice and policy in Indigenous health by making research and other knowledge readily accessible. There is a specific section on palliative care.

Closing the Gap

Closing The Gap is a strategy that aims to reduce Indigenous disadvantage. It is a formal commitment by the Australian Government in response to the 2005 Social Justice Report.

The Working Carers Support Gateway

The Working Carers Support Gateway is an information portal for those looking after someone and working too. It has a section for Indigenous carers.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Search Filter

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Search Filter LIt.search is available on the Lowitja Institute website. Search filters provide shortcuts to the evidence on specified topics.

Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA)

Palliative Care Australia

Position Statement: Improving access to quality care at the end of life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians (85kb pdf)

Palliative Care Victoria

The Palliative Care Victoria website has a page on Aboriginal Communities and on Cultural Protocols. 

The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled health Organisation (VACCHO)

Respecting Patient Choices (RPC)

From Respecting Patient Choices: Advance Care Yarning. A document for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

AIHW resources include:

Australian Government Department of Health

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan (the Health Plan) is - an evidence-based policy framework designed to guide policies and programmes to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health over the next decade until 2023.

Department of Health Victoria

Posenelli S, Clarke A, Ewen S, Waddell N. The Ngarngadji! Listen/Understand! Improving Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Patients (ICAP) Resource Kit. Melbourne: Department of Health Victoria; 2009.
The ICAP Resource Kit brings together good practice developed over many years within the Victorian acute health care system in their endeavours to improve care of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients.

Austin Health

From Austin Hospital Aboriginal Project Officer Nathan Leitch, the Taking Care Of your Health Journey ,” Advance Care Planning booklet” . This has been developed to be more Culturally appropriate to Aboriginal & Torres strait Islander people of Victoria, but will be useful for anyone.

 
Last updated 31 January 2017