Key messages

  • The Victorian Aboriginal Palliative Care Program aims to provide a sustainable and culturally safe palliative care service system for Aboriginal people.
  • Information for people, families and carers is available on Better Health Channel
  • A consumer summary of Victoria’s end of life and palliative care framework is available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 
  • The artwork Supporting our journey was created to symbolise the end of life and palliative care journey.

The Victorian Aboriginal Palliative Care Program is being undertaken by the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO), in partnership with Palliative Care Victoria.

The project’s vision is to create a sustainable and culturally safe palliative care service system where Aboriginal people from all over Victoria can access palliative care services.

The project aims for Aboriginal people to have access to end of life and palliative care services in the setting of their preference and for palliative care services to provide culturally safe services to Aboriginal people.

It also aims to develop and increase the awareness and access to palliative care services and to develop a long and lasting relationship between palliative care providers and VACCHO.

End of life and palliative care information for people, families and carers

Better Health Channel provides information for people, families and carers. Information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is available under the tab ‘End of life and palliative care for all communities’.

Victoria’s end of life and palliative care framework – consumer version summary

A consumer summary of Victoria’s end of life and palliative care framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is available in 'Downloads' on this page.

 

Supporting our journey

Artwork Kahli Luttrell, Yorta Yorta descendent

This artwork titled Supporting our journey ‘symbolises the strong support given by family and community, helping us through our journey that we are travelling. The lines symbolise our path as well as the journey of others. The dots represent the many people who help us or who are on the same path.‘ 

Kahli Luttrell, Yorta Yorta descendent and artist.

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