Client: Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing
This year-long project involved a literature review and scoping study to discover what palliative care services were available to, or being used by Indigenous people. A multidisciplinary team, including Indigenous team members, undertook a national needs analysis, gathering numerous case studies through questionnaires and field visits. Some 400 people participated in focus groups and face to face interviews. Interviewees included service providers and Indigenous people with experience of, or a view about palliative care. Over 1,500 stakeholder organisations and community members were kept in touch with the project by quarterly newsletters.
Location/s: Hopevale, Laura, Wujul Wujul, Cooktown, Cairns, Mt Isa, Mackay, Rockhampton, Ipswich, Inala (QLD), Tennant Creek, Alice Springs, Pitjantjatjara Lands, Darwin (NT), Broom, Fitzroy Crossing, Port Hedland, several suburbs in Perth, Kalgoorlie (WA) Shepparton, Mooroopna (VIC), Adelaide, North Adelaide, Riverland,( SA), Kempsey, Nowra, Western Sydney (NSW)
PDF: PC Needs Study.pdf