It is essential for all healthcare professionals to develop the capacity for reflection and self-evaluation of their professional and personal experiences, and to consider how this can impact on themselves and others.

Consider the focus topic you have just completed and reflect on the following questions to assist with your ongoing development:

  1. What key points have you learnt from the activities in this module that will help you in providing care for people with life-limiting illnesses and their families?
  2. What specific strategies do you plan to incorporate as a graduate healthcare professional?
  3. Do you see any difficulties using what you’ve learnt here as part of your practice as a healthcare professional? If so, what strategies might you use to address these difficulties?


CONGRATULATIONS! You have now completed Focus Topic 2 of PCC4U. You should now be able to:

  • Critically reflect on power, privilege and the institutional place of health services and professionals and how these impact on provision of palliative care for Australian Indigenous peoples. [Section 1]
  • Describe traditional kinship systems, and spiritual connections to Country and culture that influence the views that many Australian Indigenous peoples have of health and wellbeing. [Section 2]
  • Identify the key features of the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) that relate to provision of palliative care for Australian Indigenous peoples. [Section 3]
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the historical and ongoing trauma that contributes to the current barriers that prevent Australian Indigenous peoples accessing palliative care services. [Section 4]
  • Demonstrate enhanced capability in communicating with and delivering family-centred care to Australian Indigenous peoples affected by life-limiting illness. [Section 5]
  • Recognise the cultural considerations associated with end-of-life care, grief and bereavement for Australian Indigenous peoples. [Section 6]