The caring@home for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families project aims to support the provision of palliative care at home for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The project works to help connect family, culture, community, Country and the spiritual wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people when care at home is preferred.
The Palliative Care Clinic Box
Following 18 months of national consultations, a Palliative Care Clinic Box has been developed which contains a suite of tailored resources to support the provision of at-home palliative care symptom management for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The Clinic Box includes:
Appropriate resources can be selected from the Clinic Box to meet the individual needs of the family.
Torres Strait Islander family resources
Resources with artwork designed specifically for Torres Strait Islander families are also available for download. Family resources include tip sheets, step-by-step guides, an information brochure for families, a medicine book and wall chart. The resources feature elements from a commissioned artwork by Torres Strait Islander artist, BMP. BMP has titled the artwork ‘Sun rising’ and describes the artwork as showing the spirits of those that have passed, once again celebrating as they are welcomed by their ancestors.
The caring@home for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care and conducted by a consortium led by the Brisbane South Palliative Care Collaborative. Other members of the consortium include the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet, Palliative Care Australia and the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives.
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Visit the caring@home for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families website and order a free Palliative Care Clinic Box and view a range of other resources to support home-based palliative care.
The caring@home logo, design elements and images are owned by the caring@home project. These images may not be used by third parties.
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