Welcome to our LGBTQIA+ dedicated page which provides resources and information about palliative care.
Facing end-of-life decisions for yourself, or a loved one can be a difficult and emotional experience, which is why we aim to offer a safe and inclusive space for the LGBTQI community to access support and guidance.
Our resources aim to provide you with the knowledge and tools necessary to make informed decisions about palliative care.
Together with PCV, the Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council (AGMC) has produced three short videos which provide an introduction to palliative care for members of the Australian LGBTQIA+ multicultural and multifaith community.
You can view the videos below:
Introduction to Palliative Care
Advanced Care Planning
'It's time to think about our future'
AGMC is the national peak body for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer individuals and community groups of multicultural and multifaith backgrounds.
View the AGMC website by clicking here.
'My Choice of Care' Research Project
Further to the above resources, PCV and AGMC have collaborated on a research project which seeks to foster equity and inclusion among palliative care service providers for multicultural, multifaith LGBTQIA+ communities.
Delving into the experiences and challenges faced by these communities when accessing palliative care, the project focused on developing strategies to enhance the care that these services can provide.
The results of the project have been published in a document entitled ‘My Choice of Care: Palliative Care from Multicultural and Multifaith LGBTIQA+ Perspectives and Experiences’. The report was launched on July 18, 2023, at Melbourne’s Multicultural Hub.
If you would like to read the report in full, please download a copy below:
If you would like to continue the conversation, and contribute to strategies for creating an equitable and inclusive palliative care environment for multicultural, multifaith LGBTIQ+ communities, please fill out the form below.
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You can also find more information about palliative care that has been catered for members of the LGBTQIA+ community by visiting the pages below: