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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers

Palliative 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.

Wathaurong Aboriginal Cooperative

We have been a one-stop-shop for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who need health services since 2008. We offer consultations, testing, procedures and counselling, and we can hook you up with appropriate services if we don't offer what you need. Our services operate from North Geelong, as well as from our outreach service in Colac.

So for all your health needs, please contact us to make an appointment.

Website: www.wathaurong.org.au/

Palliative Care Victoria

Website: www.pallcarevic.asn.au/families-patients/aboriginal-australians/

Wesbite: https://dyingtotalk.org.au/aboriginal-torres-strait-islander-discussion-starter/

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

This guide aims to help Aboriginal people, their families and services understand what this palliative care ‘journey’ may hold for them and achieve the best possible care.

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

Website: https://w6p3u3w8.stackpathcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Welcome-to-our-journey-VACCHO.pdf

CareSearch

CareSearch is committed to providing evidence-based resources to support appropriate palliative care provision for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Website: www.caresearch.com.au/caresearch/tabid/3857/Default.aspx

Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement

Working with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Grief and Bereavement is a resource that helps counsellors to better understand the varying cultural practices around bereavement and grief in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

Wesbite: www.grief.org.au/ACGB/Publications/Resources_Professionals/ACGB/ACGB_Publications/Resources_for_Professionals_1/Resources_for_Professionals.aspx

 

Last Modified: Tuesday, 08 September 2020