A population approach to palliative care

Population health looks at the social, environmental and behavioural determinants of health and health service delivery in Australia. These approaches identify groups that may have differential access to resources and services, or who may have specific needs in ensuring equitable care. These groups include:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
  • Adolescents and Young Adults
  • Homelessness
  • Intellectually Disabled
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex
  • Living Alone
  • Mental Illness
  • Multicultural
  • Older people
  • Paediatrics
  • People with HIV/AIDS
  • Prisoners
  • Refugees and Asylum Seekers
  • Rural and Remote.

Here we look at what you can do to help people from diverse backgrounds with specific needs. You can also find more information on this topic in the Community Centre Diversity section. Start by reflecting on diversity within the community you care for by completing the activity Know your community.

Last updated 20 August 2021