191379 - Introduction to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness
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.
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.
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 dimensionsCurriculum Contextual Units
- Aboriginal and Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander health