What should I ask?

When people have experienced discrimination in their past, it may be hard to trust health care professionals or organisations when accessing palliative care. To get started here we list some resources that can be useful for everyone as well as resources developed for specific population groups.

For everyone

The Palliative Care Australia (PCA) website has a list of PCA groups in your state or territory who you can contact for local support with palliative care and dealing with your situation.

Care leavers

Feeling comfortable with the care provided by a health care organisation can be challenging. Helping Hand have created a brochure, Top 10 questions for forgotten Australians / care leavers to ask when looking for residential aged care accommodation. Visit the website to read or print the list of questions.

Cultural and linguistically diverse people

Finding the right residential aged care facility can be hard. It’s your right to ask helps by providing you with 10 questions to ask the residential aged care facility. Visit the webpage to read or print the list of questions developed by Australian organisations.

It's your right to ask (376kb pdf)

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex

Trusting health professionals and service providers can be hard when you have been faced with discrimination. It’s your right to ask suggests 10 questions to ask about Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex needs in residential aged care. Visit the webpage to read or print the list of questions developed by Australian organisations

It's your right to ask (954kb pdf)

A more comprehensive list of resources for building trust is available.

Last updated 02 August 2021