HOME COUNCIL OF ABORIGINAL ELDERS OF SA INC

 

 

 

                  ABORIGINAL PALLIATIVE CARE      
   (Doing things the Nunga way)

Palliative Care – What’s it all about? Working with the Nunga Community, Palliative Care is about helping a person (and his/her family) with an illness that is not curable.

Nungas nearing the end of their lives, because of illnesses that cannot be cured, need special attention.

Advice and support is available to ensure all aspects of the Aboriginal person’s life are catered for in an Aboriginal community or in the city. The aim is to ensure the person is as comfortable and active for as long as possible.
 
Aboriginal ways are unique and there are various ways of dealing with death and dying, with the utmost respect, dignity and sensitivity. It is important to involve family members in discussions about treatments, cultural obligations and spiritual matters.

Loss and grief (Sorry Business) touches everyone. Ongoing support for the grieving family is available.

A palliative care team including Aboriginal Health Workers will work hand in hand with the family and extended family.

Respect
Palliative care workers are trained to care for Aboriginal people in a culturally sensitive way, acknowledging that there are protocols that are to be observed and respected
    
 Support
Aboriginal Elders and trained volunteers can help with practical and emotional support at home or in hospital. In country areas contact your local health worker or hospital.

Aboriginal Services in Adelaide
You can contact your local Palliative care and hospice services, your local health, ACAP/HACC worker or contact:

THE PALLIATIVE CARE COUNCIL OF SA
202 Greenhill Road,
EASTWOOD SA 5063
PH: (08) 82914137

 

ABORIGINAL HOME CARE
3 Ninth Ave BROMPTON SA 5007    

PH: (08) 83469155