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Addressing the gap in Aboriginal palliative care

Jill Gallagher AO, CEO of VACCHO, talks about the importance of providing culturally appropriate support for Aboriginal people during the journey home and the work being done through the Victorian Aboriginal Palliative Care Project to facilitate this. Duration 9 mins.

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Aboriginal spirituality

Vicki Clark, a Mutti Mutti woman, talks about spirituality from the perspective of an Aboriginal woman.

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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

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Deep and respectful listening - insights into Aboriginal culture

The ABC Radio National Program, Awaye! explores the concept of ‘deep listening’ as it relates to Aboriginal culture and experience. It includes conversations with several Aboriginal people – the artist Vicki Couzens, the musician Lou Bennett and the educator Dr Doris Paton – who reflect on what deep, respectful listening means to them.

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Palliative Approach Learning Guide for Aboriginal Health Workers

Palliative Approach to Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers/Health
Practitioners – A Learning Guide for Community Workers and Community members to accompany workshops by the PEPA Program.

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Cultural considerations: providing end of life care for Aboriginal people

These guidelines outline practical considerations for providing person-centered palliative care and end of life care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people and their families, while being respectful of intercultural variations and individual choices.

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