Here you will find information and resources that meets the needs of people from various backgrounds.
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.
Advance care yarning (1.14MB pdf)
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.
It is your right to ask (708kb pdf)
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).
Support for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
My Aged Care website
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.
Homeless Palliative Care Toolkit
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.
Visit the TEL website
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.
Resources for End Of Life Decisions
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.
Short animations: Aged Care Quality Standards/ Spiritual Care
Meaningful Ageing Australia
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.
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.
Trauma assessment resources
ISTSS Clinical Resources
A more comprehensive list of culturally appropriate resources is available.
Last updated 02 August 2021