Other Online Resources , Palliative Care - Home Care


Palliative Care


palliAGED is the palliative care evidence and practice resource for the Australian aged care sector. This website aims to provide knowledge for clinical decision-making and for the service and practice elements of care. palliAGED offers comprehensive guidance for health professionals with quality resources, practice tools and links to other projects. There is also information for older Australians and their families seeking information about palliative care.

The Agency for Clinical Innovation

The Agency for Clinical Innovation hosts a palliative care video library that was developed with Australian healthcare specialists. The online resource aims to assist users in gaining confidence and specialised knowledge in the delivery of appropriate palliative care to people in need. Numerous videos are on offer covering the many aspects of illness, palliative care, caring for someone with a life-limiting illness, dying, loss, grief, and bereavement. Resources are grouped in the following categories:

  • Communication
  • Families and carers
  • Physical and clinical
  • Psychological
  • Service delivery and care coordination
  • Spiritual and cultural.
National Cancer Nursing Education Program (EdCaN - Learning Resources for Nurses)

EdCaN has developed learning resources on cancer for nurses. There are "learning on the run" opportunities to update your knowledge on specific topics when you need to and learning modules including case studies, fact sheets and videos. The modules support a more in-depth understanding of care for people with specific cancers or cancer treatment related health needs. 

EdCaN has another resource called Overview of Cancer Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This module aims to facilitate the development of competencies that reflect the role of nurses when working collaboratively with Indigenous people. Learning activities aim to develop nurses’ ability to provide culturally safe care when responding to the needs of Indigenous Australians at risk of or affected by cancer. Indigenous health professionals share their knowledge and experience in short videos.
EviQ Cancer Education Online

EviQ host an online learning module focused on the care of the older person with cancer.


This online resource provides information for various healthcare staff providing palliative care in the community. Resources include websites, guidelines, documents and factsheets. CareSearch also devotes a section of their website to palliative care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. There is a range of resources and information to help the health care workforce provide palliative care in a culturally safe way. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Care has four main areas:

  • Culturally Safe and Responsive Care
  • The Care Journey
  • Patient, Family and Community Journeys
  • Research, Evidence and Practice.


HealthInfoNet has a Palliative Care and End of Life portal that is designed to assist healthcare staff who provide care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, their families and communities.

There are sections to support clinicians on culturally appropriate palliative care and end of life care; grief and bereavement; and planning ahead.  Other resources available include: Publications and policies; organisations and programs; and information on events, courses, and jobs. 
In our care into your hands: Aboriginal stories about approaching the end of life Booklet
In our care into your hands: Aboriginal stories about approaching the end of life Booklet (762kb pdf) was developed by Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District: Shoalhaven Palliative Care and Aboriginal Health Building Relationships Committee, in conjunction with the local Aboriginal community and community services. The resource includes end of life stories told by Aboriginal patients and carers share information about palliative care services, planning for end of life and how talking with loved ones about their preferences helped with healing and decision-making. This is a helpful resource for mainstream careworkers delivering culturally-appropriate care through understanding what is important to Aboriginal people and their loved ones as they approach the end of life.

Page updated 07 December 2023