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Indigenous Health: Communication skills

Guide to information resources and services for Indigenous health

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.


Deadly Questions

Communication skills

Resources to improve understanding of communication in Indigenous healthcare. 

Indigenous languages and communication 


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