I Am Living

Understanding the Palliative Care Journey Guide

Palliative Care Victoria published the Understanding the Palliative Care Journey Guide to assist First Nations peoples, and those important to them, understanding the palliative care journey and what it may hold for them, while receiving the best possible care.

Click here to access the Understanding the Palliative Care Journey Guide.

 

Welcome to Our Journey

This book contains stories and reflections for First Nations peoples about the journey of life and the dreaming. It was published in 2014 by the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation Inc. (VACCHO).

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Final Footprints: My Culture, My Kinship, My Country

Palliative Care Australia (PCA) has developed resources to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, their communities, and community and health care professionals working in the community, to ensure approaches and practices that are culturally safe and respectful. These resources include information on advanced care planning.

Click here to access PCA’s palliative care resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

 

Discussing Choices – Indigenous Advance Care Plans – A Learning Resource video 

Palliative Care Northern Territory’s President (2021), Jonathan Dodson-Jauncey, guides viewers through the video, outlining the importance and benefits of an Advance Care Plan for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.

The video, filmed on Groote Eylandt, outlines the importance and benefits of an Advance Care Plan for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, including the importance of kinship, country, passing on culture to future generations and keeping families strong. It also serves as a culturally safe and practical case study for professional health, Aboriginal and community workers on completing Advance Care Plans for end-of-life care in Indigenous communities.

Click here to access PCA’s Discussing Choices – Indigenous Advance Care Plans – A learning Resource video.