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Visionaries: Boab Health Services contracted Inception Strategies to develop an Indigenous Palliative Care comic and poster.

Workshops: The workshops to develop the script were held with Indigenous people in Broome, WA.

Production: Damian:

Workshops, Script, Creative Supervision

Kelly:

Project Manager

Ben:

Workshop Notes

Liz:

Script

Erwin and A.Robbi:

Pencils and Inks

Mark:

Colours

Jaymes:

Letters

Kelly, Rachel, Niki, Sonia:

Editing

Jo, Diane, Ben, Jax:

Editing

Erik, Orlando, Sam, Ben, Liz: Proofing Niki:

Pre Press

In Memory We would like to dedicate this Palliative Care comic to Helen Tondut. Helen was passionate about making a difference to the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Thanks: Chris Phillips, Nadine White, Natalie Fay, Matt Burrows, Cherelle Fitzclarence, Helen Tondut and Carolyn Stapleton.

We hope this comic assists Indigenous families to better understand what is meant by ‘advance care planning’ and quality of life issues for people who are dying. Damian Amamoo, CEO, Inception Strategies www.inceptionstrategies.com

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Message to the Patient and Family • Palliative Care Services work to improve the quality of life of their patients. They can help you with the relief of pain and other symptoms that may be a part of your condition. • Palliative Care Services will help you to remain in your community, if this is what you wish. • Palliative Care Services will provide education for families, carers and community members on how to care for people who are dying. • Palliative Care Services will work with your local health care provider to help your loved one be as comfortable and active as possible.

Message to the Health Care Worker The aim of this comic is to: • Demonstrate that dying is a normal part of life. •

Portray people who are dying, their carers and families in a positive manner.

Show that there are a number of key decisions to be made to preserve the quality of a person’s end of life care.

Clearly show the benefits of Advance Care Planning to improve the quality of end of life care for people.

• Increase conversations in Indigenous communities about Palliative Care and everyone’s right to quality end of life care. •

Provide some practical hints to Aboriginal carers about ways to manage the end of life process for people under their care.

Getting Help with Palliative Care Your local health care provider, who can help you with palliative care Phone:

is:

To speak to someone at the Kimberley Palliative Care Service (Broome) please phone: (08) 9194 2325

This comic was developed for Boab Health Services for distribution to Indigenous Kimberley Palliative Care Patients and their Families. It was funded by AGPN through the Department of Health and Aging, as a part of the Rural Palliative Care Project 2008-2011.

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We would like to thank the following talented people for their assistance in developing the storyline: Kaye Xavier, Annette Iguodala, Maureen Beattie, Patricia Lawford, Kerrie Cunningham and Juanita Clements. IS_Pop Arthur_C1.indd 28

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Pop Arthur  

Indigenous Palliative Care Comic

Pop Arthur  

Indigenous Palliative Care Comic