Learning with IPEPA: Non-Indigenous Health Professionals

Workshop: Culturally-responsive palliative care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

This workshop provides dedicated training for non-Indigenous members of the healthcare team in relation to caring for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples affected by life-limiting illness.

The focus of this education is to enhance the capacity of the non-Indigenous health workforce to provide quality, holistic and culturally-responsive palliative care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Workshop Content:

On completion of this workshop, participants will be able to demonstrate achievement of the following learning objectives as described in the ‘knowing, being, doing’ framework:

Knowing:

  • Increased knowledge of kinship systems and how to deliver family-centred care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients
  • Increased knowledge and understanding of the cultural, spiritual and health considerations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Increased understanding of the role history has played in contributing to the current experiences and perceptions of palliative care among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Being:

  • Increased capacity (knowledge, skills and confidence) in communicating with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their families in a culturally-appropriate way
  • Increased capacity (knowledge, skills and confidence) in delivering family-centred palliative care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Doing:

  • Increased awareness of and ability to accommodate cultural practices in palliative care settings.

Find out more about the IPEPA Learning Approach used in our workshops.


IPEPA Resources

Cultural Considerations Flipchart

Practical considerations for providing person-centred palliative care for Aboriginal peoples, Torres Strait Islander peoples and their families, while being respectful of intercultural variations and individual choices.


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