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Indigenous Health: Communication skills

Online learning

Sharing the True Stories: Improving Communication between health staff and their Aboriginal patients

A research project of the Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

Creating cultural empathy and challenging attitudes through Indigenous narratives - Edith Cowan University

Project aimed to influence the health and well being of Indigenous people and to engage students and increase their empathy with stories of experiences with healthcare.

Byalawa - A learning and teaching resource for working with Indigenous patients and clients - The University of Sydney and James Cook University

Online resource aimed at teaching students culturally safe ways to interview and take case histories.

RAHC e-learning - module on Communication and education

Series of training modules geared to help health Professionals working in remote areas of the NT with Indigenous communities.

Learning more

Kemp, P & Spencer Gulf Rural Health School 2007, Keeping company : an inter-cultural conversation, 2nd ed, Spencer Gulf RuralHealth School, Whyalla, S. Aust

Taylor, Kerry Anne 2010, Intercultural communication in central Australian indigenous health care: A critical ethnography

Australian Aboriginal "sorry business" and culturally appropriate counseling

A look at aspects of Aboriginal culture to identify ways to understand differences and incorporate in therapeutic treatment in regards to mental health issues.

Video streaming file, 26:46 min

The Language Man (search title in Informit EduTV )

'For the past 30 years, John Bradley has been working with the Yanyuwa community in Borroloola in the Northern Territory, documenting their language and culture.'  Video streaming file, 29:57min

Deadly Questions

Communication skills

Resources to improve understanding of communication in Indigenous healthcare. 

Indigenous languages and communication