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Dying to Talk: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander discussion starter: working out what’s right for you

Posted on: 3 April, 2017
Issue: Vol 17 No 2, April 2017 – June 2017
Related to Cultural ways Cancer Palliative care

Dying to Talk, Sumner A (2017)
Dying to Talk: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander discussion starter: working out what’s right for you
Canberra: Palliative Care Australia

These resources will help health care workers open conversations with their patients around end-of-life care in a culturally safe way.

They include a culturally appropriate step-by-step guide to make difficult discussions about death that bit easier and a set of cards that can be used as a tool to start the conversations. Themes covered include:

  • When you are sick, what would happen to your family?
  • What would happen to your belongings?
  • What sort of health care do you want?
  • How important is it to visit country?
  • How important is it to be on country when you die?
  • Who do you want to talk to?

These resources were developed in partnership by Palliative Care Australia and Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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