Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Discussion Starter – Working Out What’s Right For You
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Discussion Starter – Working Out What’s Right For YouSunday, November 14, 2021
This Discussion Starter and card pack has been developed for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples and their community, and those working with them. It was made in partnership by Palliative Care Australia (PCA) and the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives, Australian Indigenous Doctor’s Association and Indigenous Allied Health Australia and others.
If you become so sick that you couldn’t talk, your family and health worker may need to make decisions for you. Talking about how this would make you feel and what you want in advance will make their decisions easier and less stressful. The workbook and card pack helps you think about what is right for you and what is not right for you, as your journey moves on. It includes items for thinking about you and your family and community; your health care; preparing for discussion; and reviewing your discussion. There is also information about identifying your decision makers, making a legal will, Advance Care Plan, funeral preparation and more.
It is important to know that this is not a legal document or an Advance Care Plan / Directive. For additional information relating to advance care planning, please speak to your health professional, visit the Advance Care Planning Australia website or call the Advance Care Planning Advisory Service on 1300 208 582, 9am – 5pm (AEST) Monday to Friday. You should always consult your healthcare or legal professionals for advice about any specific circumstances, including the legislative requirements in your state or territory.
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