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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Program of experience in the palliative approach (PEPA)

 

Overview

The Program of experience in the palliative approach (PEPA) is an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, funded through the National palliative care program. PEPA offers Indigenous health workers the opportunity to participate in professional development activities, including specialist placements and a community outreach program. This involves a combination of workshop and clinical placements with palliative care specialist services and community nursing services, which are available to Indigenous health workers from any health sector, including the Torres Strait Islands.

Culturally relevant materials have been developed for health worker use as part of the initiative, including:

Abstract adapted from Program of experience in the palliative approach

Contacts

Natasha Myers
Program of experience in the palliative approach (PEPA) National coordinator
Ph: (07) 3138 6121
Email: natasha.myers@qut.edu.au
Email: pepa@qut.edu.au

Cindy Paardekooper
Northern Territory Program of experience in the palliative approach (PEPA) Manager
Ph: (08) 8922 7679
Fax: (08) 8922 6775
Email: cindy.paardekooper@nt.gov.au

Related publications

Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (2010)

A program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers: communication guidelines for PEPA managers, mentors and others involved.

Canberra: Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach

The communication guideline has been develop to provide guidance for individuals and organisations involved in the implementation and evaluation of Program of experience in the palliative approach (PEPA) and to enable them to work within local cultural practices and protocols.

The Guideline sets out practice principles which are identified in the resource kit: Providing culturally appropriate palliative care to Indigenous Australians(2004) and provide the framework for implementing cultural respect.

The practice principles are as follows:

Abstract adapted from PEPA for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers

Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach learning guide for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers (2011)

Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach

The Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA) is an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, funded through the National palliative care program. PEPA offers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers the opportunity to participate in a combination of workshop and clinical placements with palliative care specialist services and community nursing services. As part of this initiative, several learning guides for Indigenous Health Workers undertaking a PEPA placement were developed. These guides contain covers depicting Indigenous artwork, which have different cultural relevance depending on the State or Territory the guide was produced for.

Abstract adapted from Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach

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Last updated: 14 March 2014
 
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