Culture Centred Palliative Care - An Aboriginal Perspective

Event Dates: Monday 5 August, 2019 to Tuesday 6 August, 2019
Time:Mon 5 August 12-4.30pm and Tues 6 August 9am-3pm
Venue:Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre, Gibb River Rd, Derby
Cost:Free (Funded by PEPA)
Target Audience:All health professionals working with Aboriginal patients and their families
Registration information:Registration is essential as places are limited. Register online at
Contact Details:Phone Palliative and Supportive Care Education (PaSCE) on 9382 9300 or email

This workshop is targeted at health professionals to develop their skills in caring for Aboriginal people and their families facing a life limiting illness and will explore the topic of cultural awareness in palliative care. The workshop will also include exploring case studies with Kimberley palliative care team.

Topics covered include:

History and Cultural awareness of Aboriginal people in the West-Kimberley 

An introduction to culturally appropriate palliative care

Communicating with Aboriginal patients and families    

Advance care planning 

Presented by: 

The Yiriman Women are a group from 4 language groups in the West Kimberley region. Their recently developed Bush Knowledge and Business Development Plan has brought together in a very unique way the ability to form social enterprises with cultural knowledge. They are very committed to working alongside mainstream health service providers to provide educational workshops around Aboriginal people’s needs and cultural priorities for families facing life limiting illness or palliative care.

The Kimberley Palliative Care Service

Information and Online Registraton: For more information and to register please see the Culture Centred Palliative Care - An Aboriginal Perspective flyer (449kb). Complete registration online at

Enquiries: please email or phone 9382 9300.

For more information on the Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA) visit the PEPA page.

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