IPEPA is a grassroots approach to breaking down the barriers to palliative care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across Australia.
Informed by community, for community, the Indigenous Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (IPEPA) is embedding Australian Indigenous knowledges across all PEPA resources and facilitating two-way learning dedicated to:
- Building the capacity of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce to deliver palliative care
- Developing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities’ knowledge of palliative care, their rights and local services
- Supporting the culturally-responsive capabilities of mainstream service providers to provide holistic and safe palliative care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
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To break down the barriers to accessing palliative care experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
To achieve the vision by preparing mainstream and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals to deliver high quality, holistic and culturally responsive palliative care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their loved ones.
The design core represents the individual, family and community. The eight symbols around this core represent the states and territories to reflect the national connection and wider community. It symbolises the safety of the environment, the reach and network that spread the word and education provided by IPEPA.
Together they can provide the right environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to understand palliative care and know that IPEPA is there to assist in the best way possible.
Your Care. Our Mob.
The IPEPA Animation project is a series of educational films designed specifically for our deadly mob, featuring our hero Sean, embarking on ten journeys of palliative
care understanding. Although all the stories have the same objective, to bring out into the open the subject of death, dying and palliative care, each is unique and discusses a different aspect of what happens when people ‘walkabout to the other side’.
The videos draw on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural strengths and perspectives to educate and entertain communities and health professionals about
palliative care themes in a grass-roots way. The series features the voice and animated version of the multitalented comedian Sean Choolburra.
Find all the videos on the IPEPA YouTube channel.
Download this flyer to learn more about the IPEPA Animation project.