Australia is a vibrant, culturally diverse society. As such, there are many languages spoken across Australia.
Palliative care is person and family-centred care, provided for a person who has an incurable or terminal illness.
When in palliative care the primary goal is to optimise quality of life.
In some languages, palliative care is not easily translated to outline what services are available and how these services are delivered in Australia. Palliative Care Australia advocates for quality palliative care for those who need it, when and where they need it. This includes Australians who may require information in a language other than English.
In collaboration with Palliative Care Victoria, Palliative Care Australia has published a series of fact sheets on palliative care in 21 different languages. The Fact Sheets outline how palliative care can help, such as, a nurse calling or visiting at home to see how you are going, help with medications, and more. This can be helpful to a person who is palliative as well as their family.
Palliative Care Factsheets
You might also ask for an interpreter if you wish to speak in your language. This is your right. For more information contact the Australian Government's Translating and Interpreting Service or telephone 1800 131 450.