Focus Topics

To provide appropriate care that responds to the specific needs of people with life-limiting illnesses, it is important to recognise cultural considerations associated with end of life and bereavement.

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TOPIC 4: Culture-centred care of people with life-limiting illneses will provide an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills associated with providing culturally-appropriate care for people with life-limiting illnesses.

Aims and Objectives:

This focus topic is based on the core principles of palliative care and is designed to supplement the learning activities in Module 1: Principles of palliative care.

After completing this focus topic, you should be able to:

  • Understand the role of culture in contributing to individuals’ experiences of living with a life-limiting illness
  • Apply principles of culture-centred care when caring for people with life-limiting illnesses.