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National Health and Medical Research Council Indigenous Palliative Care Program

 

Overview

This program, funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), aimed to develop an appropriate model of palliative care for Indigenous peoples in the NT. The program developed a generic model for Indigenous palliative care that could be used nationally. This program was guided by insights from Indigenous people and health care workers. The model developed by this program reflects the diversity of issues facing palliative care service providers, including the needs, obstacles, resources, geography, populations and service aims. The book The living model: a resource manual for Indigenous palliative care service delivery provides information on the findings and recommendations of this program.

Lessons learned

Dr Pam McGrath
Senior Research Fellow
School of Human Services and Social Work
Griffith University
Ph: (07) 3374 1792
Email: p.mcgrath@griffith.edu.au

Related publications

McGrath P, Holewa H, Kail-Buckley S (2007)

"They should come out here ...": research findings on lack of local palliative care services for Australian Aboriginal people.

American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care; 24(2): 105-113

McGrath P, Patton MA, Mcgrath Z, Ogilvie K, Rayner R, Holewa H (2006)

'It's very difficult to get respite out here at the moment': Australian findings on end-of-life care for Indigenous people.

Health & Social Care in the Community; 14(2): 147-155

McGrath P (2006)

'The biggest worry..': research findings on pain management for Aboriginal peoples in Northern Territory, Australia.

Rural and Remote Health; 6: 549

Retrieved from http://www.rrh.org.au/publishedarticles/article_print_549.pdf

McGrath P (2007)

Aboriginal cultural practices on caring for the deceased person: findings and recommendations.

International Journal of Palliative Nursing; 13(9): 418-425

McGrath P, Phillips E (2008)

Aboriginal spiritual perspectives: research findings relevant to end-of-life care.

Illness, Crisis, & Loss; 16(2): 153-171

McGrath P (2007)

‘I don't want to be in that big city; this is my country here': research findings on Aboriginal peoples' preference to die at home.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 15(4): 264-268

McGrath P, Holewa H (2007)

End-of-life care of Aboriginal peoples in remote locations: language issues.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 13(1): 18-27

McGrath P (2006)

Exploring Aboriginal people's experience of relocation for treatment during end-of-life care.

International Journal of Palliative Nursing; 12(3): 102-108

McGrath P (2008)

Family care giving for Aboriginal peoples during end-of-life: findings from the Northern Territory.

Journal of Rural and Tropical Public Health; 7: 1-10

McGrath P, Patton M (2007)

Indigenous understanding of hospice and palliative care: findings from an Australian study.

Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing; 9(4): 189-197

McGrath PD, Phillips EL (2009)

Insights from the Northern Territory on factors that facilitate effective palliative care for Aboriginal peoples.

Australian Health Review; 33(4): 636-644

McGrath P, Fox-Young S, Phillips E (2008)

Insights on Aboriginal grief practices from the Northern Territory, Australia.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 14(3): 48-57

McGrath P, Phillips E (2008)

Insights on end-of-life ceremonial practices of Australian Aboriginal peoples.

Collegian; 15(4): 125-133

McGrath P, Holewa H, McGrath Z (2007)

Practical problems for Aboriginal palliative care service provision in rural and remote areas: equipment, power and travel issues.

Collegian; 14(3): 21-26

McGrath P, Patton MA (2006)

Relocation for specialist treatment for Indigenous people: escort issues.

Journal of Rural and Tropical Public Health; 5: 16-26

McGrath P, Holewa H (2006)

Seven principles for Indigenous palliative care service delivery: research findings from Australia.

Austral-Asian Journal of Cancer; 5(3): 179-186

McGrath P, Holewa H (2006)

The 'living model': a resource manual for Indigenous palliative care service delivery.

Rev ed. Toowong, QLD: Researchman

McGrath P, Patton MA, Holewa H, Rayner R (2006)

The importance of the 'family meeting' in health care communication with Indigenous people: findings from an Australian study.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 12(1): 56-64

McGrath P (2010)

The Living Model: an Australian model for Aboriginal palliative care service delivery with international implications.

Journal of Palliative Care; 26(1): 59-64

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Last updated: 15 August 2016
 
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