Resources for Aboriginal workers

Some of the resources listed here have been developed in a particular region or State/Territory. If these are not completely relevant or appropriate for your community, you might be able to draw on them to develop your own local programs.

Taking care of business - Planning ahead for Aboriginal people

A booklet written in New South Wales that covers Wills, funeral funds, Enduring Guardian, Power of Attorney and advance care directives. This is an updated version of the resource, published in 2015.

Planning ahead for Aboriginal Elders and their families

A DVD produced by the ACH Group in South Australia that contains information on funeral plans, making a Will, Enduring Power of Attorney and Enduring Power of Guardianship. For information about the availability of this DVD, email Lenore de la Perrelle at ACH: ldelaperrelle@ach.org.au

Who gets my stuff after I die? Why wills are important for Aboriginal people

A leaflet about Wills produced in New South Wales.

Advance care yarning

A short booklet about advance care planning for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Sad News, Sorry Business

Guidelines for caring for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through death and dying.

Information about advance care planning on the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

A range of documents and PowerPoint presentations about planning ahead and palliative care within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Go onto their website and type ‘advance care planning’ into the Search box.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander publications and resources on the Dementia Australia website

A range of Help Sheets and other publications about dementia aimed at people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Advance care planning with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

This document – produced by the Respecting Patient Choices program at Austin Health – is written for any health professionals working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Issues covered include: cultural identity, cultural safety and points to consider when discussing advance care planning with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.