Having a Yarn - Final Footprints - Live Webcast
Live Webcast - Having a Yarn - Final Footprints: My Culture, My Kinship, My Country
Held Thursday, 8 July 2021, 12 noon AEST
Warning: Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this event may contain the (images/voices/names) of people who have passed away. The session will include discussion on “death and dying”, “finishing up”, “sorry or sad business” or “sorry camps”, and “palliative care”.
In celebration of NAIDOC Week 2021: Heal Country!, Palliative Care Australia (PCA) was delighted host a live webcast - Having a Yarn - Final Footprints: My Culture, My Kinship, My Country.
Our host, ABC presenter Dan Bourchier launched the video Final Footprints: My Culture, My Kinship, My Country and discussed with our expert panel, ways to explore the importance of palliative care to our First Nations’ peoples, the use of ‘death and dying’ language in our communities, documenting your end-of-life wishes, how traditional and modern ways may co-exist in today’s society and more.
- Cindy Paardekooper, a Kokatha woman from the far west coast of South Australia. Cindy is an Aboriginal Consultant for Palliative Care Education, Aboriginal employment and Aboriginal workforce development, and has worked extensively in the National Program of Experience in the Palliative Care Approach Program and Palliative Care in the Northern Territory and South Australia; and is the South Australian Health representative on the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Palliative Care Advisory Group. Cindy has a strong desire to support and advocate for Aboriginal people, their families, and communities to achieve improved life outcomes and maintain strong connections to culture, kin, and country.
- Jonathan Dodson-Jauncey, a Yawuru man from Broome in the Kimberley and based in Darwin, Northern Territory. Jonathan is a consultant with expertise in palliative care, health promotion, preventable chronic disease, and community development. He is currently President of Palliative Care Northern Territory and former manager of the National Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach for the Northern Territory.
- Kathryn Hooper, a proud Worimi woman and representing the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM), honours a holistic and culturally safe approach to achieving optimal health and well-being for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People and communities. Kathryn’s career in nursing started at the age of 16 and she has since found her passion in palliative care, dedicating her career to improving acceptance and uptake of palliative care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Kathryn is currently an endorsed Nurse Practitioner, working at St Vincent’s Hospital in Brisbane and is undertaking a Masters of Philosophy at QUT and a Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Trauma and Recovery Practice at the University of Wollongong.
The live webcast is available on YouTube please click here.
If you would like to learn more about the Final Footprints: My Culture, My Kinship, My Country video and our work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02 6232 0700.