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Accessing palliative care in the Kimberley's remote Aboriginal communities
This project was funded as part of the National caring communities program and aimed to address the lack of access to a palliative care services in the Kimberley region of WA. It aimed to increase knowledge of palliative care services and establish a network enabling the provision of these services in remote Indigenous communities. This program's specific goals included:
- building relationships between councils, elders, community members, health workers and carers in remote Indigenous communities and the regional palliative care co-ordinator;
- increasing awareness of the benefits of appropriate palliative care services;
- developing local support systems for people who wish to die in their community;
- developing partnerships between regional palliative care coordinators and other service providers, including Kimberley Aged Care Services, Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services, local medical services and community nurses; and
- enhancing understanding of palliative care in the acute and community sectors.
Ph: (08) 9192 9295
Scott W (2006)
Accessing palliative care in the Kimberley's remote Aboriginal communities: executive summary.
Canberra: Kimberley Palliative Care Service