Care for Diverse Needs

  • Specialised care services are provided by the government to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Services are available for people who have a hearing or speech impairment or do not speak English. 
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex people in relationships which are not recognized under the law may need to give Power of Attorney to their partners to ensure they are not excluded from decision making.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex People

A critical part of providing palliative care is affirming the person’s individual identity, their life story, relationships and concerns. If their sexuality is an important part of who they are, then it should also be an important part of their end of life…

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds

It is important that palliative health care services understand the specific health and caring requirements of people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. If there are any difficulties communicating or understanding, an interpreter can be requested. The person must give consent to the…

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander People

People with diverse cultural backgrounds and needs may want to access health care and services that understand the way their culture feels about dying. Specialised care services connect people from The Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community with doctors, nurses, allied health professionals,…