For Families & Patients

Palliative care supports people with a life-limiting illness and their families to live, die and grieve well.

Aboriginal Australians

Aboriginal-Couple-on-a-River-B-989324648-OPalliative care is available to support Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders with an illness that is likely to shorten their life. It supports both you and your family to have the best quality of life as you travel on the journey to the Dreaming.

Aboriginal community controlled health organisations and palliative care services can work together to meet your needs and respect your wishes and culture.

Document

Welcome to our journey - VACCHO

Stories and reflections for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people about the journey of life and to the dreaming. Published by VACCHO, 2014

View File
Document

About Aboriginal Palliative Care - Leaflet

Information for Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders about the help available from palliative care on the journey to the Dreaming.

View File
Document

Taking Control of Your Health Journey

An introduction about advance are planning for Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders produced by Respecting Patient Choices.

View FIle
Podcast

Karen's story

Karen Bryant, Gunditjmara woman, has cared for three family members with cancer. She describes how palliative care helped on the journey to the Dreaming.

Play Podcast
Podcast

Support available from Aboriginal health liaison workers

Suzanne Nelson, a Yorta Yorta woman and Aboriginal Health Liaison Worker, discusses how she supports Aboriginal people with a life limiting illness. Duration 4 mins

Play Podcast

Find a palliative care service

Share