caring@home for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families
The aim of this project is to support the provision of palliative care at home for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. When care at home is preferred, it can be provided to help connect family, culture, community, country and the spiritual wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Tailored caring@home resources will be developed and applicable Australia-wide for clinical services, health professionals and families to help manage breakthrough symptoms safely using subcutaneous medicines. These resources are one tool to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who choose to be cared for and remain at home for the final stage of their life-course.
caring@home for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families will:
- Develop tailored carer resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and patients based on extensive consultation
- Provide information and education for health professionals
- Undertake a national rollout of the resources via communication and marketing activities.
This project is funded by the Australian Government until 2023.
This project is conducted by a consortium involving Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet, Palliative Care Australia, the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM) and led by Brisbane South Palliative Care Collaborative. Read more...