Topics: Palliative care

This list is a topic specific collection of information relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. It includes peer reviewed original articles and reports and non-peer reviewed summaries or reviews published in the HealthBulletin. Journal articles, reports and other publications, conference presentations, theses, resources and websites published or presented elsewhere are also included. Please see the about section for further information.

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

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.


The palliative care experiences of adults living in regional and remote areas of Australia: a literature review

Jansson M, Dixon K, Hatcher D (2017) The palliative care experiences of adults living in regional and remote areas of Australia: a literature review Contemporary Nurse; Latest articles


‘Finishing up’ on country: challenges and compromises

Waran E, O’Connor N, Zubair MY, May P (2016) ‘Finishing up’ on country: challenges and compromises Internal Medicine Journal; 46: (1108-1111)


Improving the quality of life of palliative and chronic disease patients and carers in remote Australia with the establishment of a day respite facility

Carey TA, Schouten K, Wakerman J, Humphreys JS, Miegel F, Murphy S, Arundell M (2016) Improving the quality of life of palliative and chronic disease patients and carers in remote Australia with the establishment of a day respite facility BMC Palliative Care; 15: 62 Retrieved 18 July 2016 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12904-016-0136-1


National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cancer framework

Cancer Australia (2015) National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cancer framework Sydney: Cancer Australia


National consultation informing development of guidelines for a palliative approach for aged care in the community setting

Holloway K, Toye C, McConigley R, Tieman J, Currow D, Hegarty M (2013) National consultation informing development of guidelines for a palliative approach for aged care in the community setting Australasian Journal on Ageing; Early view: ()


Improving palliative care outcomes for Aboriginal Australians: service providers’ perspectives

Shahid S, Bessarab D, van Schaik KD, Aoun S, Thompson SC (2013) Improving palliative care outcomes for Aboriginal Australians: service providers’ perspectives BMC Palliative Care; 12: 26 Retrieved 23 July 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-684X-12-26


Considering Aboriginal palliative care models: the challenges for mainstream services

O’Brien AP, Bloomer MJ, McGrath P, Clark K, Martin T, Lock M, Pidcock T, van der Riet P, O’Connor M (2013) Considering Aboriginal palliative care models: the challenges for mainstream services Rural and Remote Health; 13: 2339 Retrieved 8 May 2013 from http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/showarticlenew.asp?ArticleID=2339


Palliative care services in Australia 2012

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012) Palliative care services in Australia 2012 Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


Pop Arthur

Inception Strategies (2012) Pop Arthur Adelaide: Inception Strategies This comic was produced as part of the National Indigenous palliative care project, and aims to assist Indigenous families and clients in both understanding what is meant by, and highlighting the importance of, advance care planning.


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