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Cultural Centred Care

In 2019, Palliative Care Victoria presented a workshop for health professionals around Cultural Centre Care for people with life limiting illnesses, their families and carers.

The workshop outlined concepts in culture-based care, dimensions of Cultural Variability and Continuing the journey and a variety of case studies.

To access the training manual, please contact Palliative Care Victoria or Judith Miralles & Associates

Useful Websites

Websites are an excellent resource for information for health professionals on policies and procedures, best practice, skills and training, research and publications. Below are valuable websites to assist health professionals with the management of palliative care in Priority Populations.

Health Translations
Health Translations aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, by providing health professionals and community members with reliable, accurate, and up to date health and wellbeing information in over 100 languages.
Click here to be directed to the Health Translations website. 
An Outline of Different  Cultural Beliefs at the Time of Death
Living in a society represented by many cultures and religious beliefs means that memorable events can be celebrated differently. This document produced by the Lodden Mallee Pallative Care Consortium looks at the different religious beliefs surrounding death and dying and what funeral or burial rituals may be undertaken.

Click here to view An Outline of Different  Cultural Beliefs at the Time of Death

Rainbow eQuality – LGBTI inclusive practice guide for health and community services

The Victorian Government values and celebrates diversity. It affirms the right to equality, fairness and decency for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Gender Diverse, and Intersex (LGBTI) Victorians and is committed to removing discrimination from Victorian laws, services and society.
To support this work a whole of government LGBTI Taskforce has been established along with LGBTI Health and Human Services and Justice Working Groups, and Victoria’s first Commissioner for Gender and Sexuality.

This Rainbow eQuality Guide was developed to assist mainstream health and community service agencies identify and adopt inclusive practices and become more responsive to the health and wellbeing needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) individuals and communities.

Inclusive practice is an essential part of the delivery of health and human services, not an add-on or afterthought

click here to be directed to the Victoria Government website.