Working for Indigenous health can be challenging at many levels, particularly for those in remote communities. For more information:
Health Workforce Australia 2013, National Rural and Remote Health Workforce Innovation and Reform Strategy
Health Workforce Australia 2014, A needs analysis of simulated learning environments in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care training
It is important to be aware of potential issues and have measures in place for self-care.
Hunt L, Ramjan L, McDonald G, Koch J, Baird D, Salamonson Y 2015, Nursing students' perspectives of the health and healthcare issues of Australian Indigenous people. Nurse education today, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 471-7
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Muecke, A, Lenthall, S & Lindeman, M 2011, 'Culture shock and healthcare workers in remote Indigenous communities of Australia: what do we know and how can we measure it?', Rural Remote Health, vol. 11, no. 2, p. 1607
Patel, A, Underwood, P, Nguyen, HT & Vigants, M 2011, 'Safeguard or mollycoddle? An exploratory study describing potentially harmful incidents during medical student placements in Aboriginal communities in Central Australia', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 194, no. 10, pp. 497-500