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Toolkits and Protocols

Advance Care Planning with Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders
Respecting Patient Choices Program (RPC)

Best Practice Palliative Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the ACT [PDF]    ACT
ACT Health
This workbook can be used as an information point to assist palliative care personnel to provide culturally safe palliative care. It includes a range of resources, information and general issues which can assist when providing care for, and assistance to, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients and their families and carers. Great checklists and pointers as a quick reference guide.

Building Partnerships: a workbook for implementing best practice palliative care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in NSW [PDF]   NSW
NSW Health
This is a training manual to assist palliative care personnel provide culturally safe  palliative care. It includes research material, general issues identified in the Resource Kit, strategies that have worked elsewhere.

General resource page

Improving access to quality care at the end of life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians [PDF]   Australia
Palliative Care Australia
Interim position paper of Palliative Care Australia.

National Indigenous Palliative Care Needs Study, 2003 (Cth)

Practice Principles

Providing culturally appropriate palliative care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: resource kit (2004) [PDF]    Australia
Mungabareena Aboriginal Corporation
Produced as part of the National Indigenous palliative care project, it provides information on culturally appropriate palliative care services for Indigenous Australians and information on how practices can create these culturally appropriate services and spaces.

Papers, Reports and Books

2010-11 AMA Indigenous Health Report Card – “Best Practice in Primary Health Care for Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islanders”
Australian Medical Association (AMA)

As death approaches: A retrospective survey of the care of adults dying in Alice Springs Hospital
Aust. J. Rural Health (2011) 19, 4–8

Building Partnerships: a workbook for implementing best practice palliative care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in NSW [PDF]    NSW
NSW Health
Developed to complement the Resource kit above. This is a training manual to assist palliative care personnel provide culturally safe  palliative care. It includes research material, general issues identified in the Resource Kit, strategies that have worked elsewhere.

Discussion paper

End-of-life Care of Aboriginal Peoples in Remote Locations: Language Issues
Australian Journal of Primary Health — Vol. 13, No. 1, April 2007

Improving access to quality care at the end of life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians [PDF]    Aus
Palliative Care Australia
Interim position paper of Palliative Care Australia.

Multimedia

Completing the Circle End of Life Care with Aboriginal Families: A Video for Health Care Providers
You Tube

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