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.