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ACP resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

My Statement of Choices 

Advance Care Planning with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people requires culturally sensitive conversations.

To help consumers feel more comfortable having these conversations the Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service Consumer Advisory Committee, which is comprised of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, non-Indigenous and Mental Health consumers, worked with the Office of Advance Care Planning to adapt the Statement of Choices coversheet to be more user-friendly and explain the concept of Advance Care Planning from a culturally appropriate view. 

Although the changes were made with Torres and Cape York consumers in mind, we welcome the use of this version of the form by anyone – regardless of where they live. 

Caring for your mob at the end of their life 

You can access this brochure by clicking here (PDF, 1.32 MB).

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Discussion Starter

  • Download the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Discussion Starter.
  • Click here to begin the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Card Game.

Pop Arthur Comic Book 

This comic assists indigenous families to better understand what is meant by advance care planning and quality of life issues for people who are dying. Click here to learn more. 

Taking care of dying Time – Step 1 – Advance Care Planning 

In this video, Chris Thorne (Aboriginal Community Support Worker – Koolin Balit) talks about his own experience where advance care planning would have helped his family.

Last updated 30 September 2019
Last reviewed 13 September 2019

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