Palliative Care for
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

Care that is inclusive for everyone.

Valuing kinship, culture, and community

Quality care at the end phase of life can only be achieved when it is culturally appropriate to the particular needs of individuals, their family and communities. The holistic family-centred principles underpinning palliative care are consistent with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander values of kinship, culture, community.

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Don’t be afraid to ask, yarn with your Aborignal Health Service, Aboriginal Health Worker, GP or specialist care team. Let them know your concerns and fears.

Inform them that you want the best culturally appropriate palliative care journey for you and your family.

This is your spiritual and wellbeing journey for quality of life.