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Indigenous health: OVERVIEW

This guide has been designed for anaesthetists interested in Indigenous health to locate relevant resources on this topic, including those available through the ANZCA library.


Indigenous Health MedTalk covers topics related to women's and men's health, family health and wellness, mental health, sexual health and community innovations related to and affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Hosted by Dr Danielle Arabena: the Medical Educator for the Indigenous Health Training Team at General Practice Training Queensland. Danielle speaks to innovators, trail blazers and community leaders in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and medicine.

ArticlesIndigenous Australians to benefit from pilot pain program. ANZCA Bulletin. 2019;28(3):33-33.

Articles​Dossetor PJ, Thorburn K, Oscar J, et al. Review of aboriginal child health services in remote Western Australia identifies challenges and informs solutions. BMC Health Services Research. 2019;19(1):758-758.

ArticlesCosgrave C, Malatzky C, Gillespie J. Social determinants of rural health workforce retention: a scoping review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2019;16(3).

Francis-Cracknell A, Murray M, Palermo C, Atkinson P, Gilby R, Adams K. Indigenous Health Curriculum and Health Professional Learners: A Systematic Review. Med Teach; 2018 Oct 9:1-7 [Epub ahead of print].

The Health Quality and Safety Commission (New Zealand) has just released some modules for health practitioners about implicit bias, as part of its Patient Safety Week. 

The learning and education videos below were developed for Wiki Haumaru Tūroro - Patient Safety Week 2019. 

WebsiteAccess the three modules, and one quiz here.

MJA July 2017: Indigenous Health (Special Issue)

Access July 2017 issue here.

This issue of MJA has a diverse collection of articles on a range of health issues facing Indigenous Australians.

The editorial concentrates on the need to tackle "the clinical, social, cultural, communication, and research determinants of health together."

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