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191379 - Introduction to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness

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This activity aims to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by enhancing the cultural awareness of general practitioners (GPs), general practice staff, primary health care staff and other health care providers. The main aims are to help learners:
• extend one’s knowledge about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture
• explore how own attitudes and values can influence perceptions, assumptions and behaviours in a clinical setting
• discuss some of the key issues facing the GPs, one’s practice team and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
• consider ways to be more culturally aware.

Relevance to General Practice

The Practice Incentives Program (PIP) Indigenous Health Incentive supports general practices and Indigenous health services (practices) to provide better health care for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander patients. As such, in order to receive the Indigenous Health Incentive Practice Incentive Payment, one GP and an additional staff member from each practice must attend an approved cultural awareness training.

In addition, the activity will raise awareness of the broad cultural needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and how these impact upon the general practice, especially with GPs being the first point of contact in many cases.

Learning outcomes
  • Describe two ways in which current and past experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples may influence current health circumstances
  • Identify at least one strategy to ensure the correct, consistent identification and recording of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients in general practice
  • Identify at least two strategies that their practice could use to address some of the key barriers to access for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in mainstream primary health services
  • Identify at least two ways in which effective communication and the doctor-patient relationship can influence clinical outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients
  • Outline the rationale for participation in cultural safety training, engagement with local communities and continued learning, planning and improvement to develop a culturally safe practice....PLUS see attachment
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Aboriginal and Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander health
    Delivery
    Title
    191379 - Introduction to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness
    Location
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    Duration
    6 hours
    Start Date
    30-Jan-2020
    End Date
    31-Dec-2022
    CPD Points
    40 cpd
    Price
    0.00
    Location
    Online
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