For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

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In Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture spirituality plays an important role.

For many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people the existence of life beyond the physical realm is a very strong belief. Life and death are viewed as a continuous cycle from to birth to death and beyond.

In some Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, speaking of death is considered taboo. Given the cultural sensitivities surrounding death, it is important that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural beliefs and practices are acknowledged and accommodated during the palliative and end-of-life care journey.

This section is still under construction and we are actively seeking further partners to enable us to support first nations people.

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Additional resources

Living with the knowledge that death is close at hand can take a huge emotional toll. These resources will help you through the experience of facing death.