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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.

COVID-19 Resources


Ministry of Health. Māori health models. [Internet]. Ministry of Health. 2017, May. 

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

Mitchell WG, Deane A, Brown A, et al. Long term outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians after hospital intensive care. Medical Journal of Australia. 2020;213(1):16-21. doi:10.5694/mja2.50649

Secombe PJ, Brown A, Bailey MJ, Pilcher D. Critically ill Indigenous Australians and mortality: a complex story. Medical Journal of Australia. 2020;213(1):13-14. doi:10.5694/mja2.50661

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].

  Further information

ANZCA Indigenous Health Strategy 2018-2022 and background paper.

For additional information, please refer to the Indigenous health page on the college website and/or contact

Spotlight: Maori Health Review

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ANZCA acknowledges the traditional custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises their unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society. We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past, present, and emerging.

ANZCA acknowledges and respects Māori as the Tangata Whenua of Aotearoa and is committed to upholding the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi, fostering the college’s relationship with Māori, supporting Māori fellows and trainees, and striving to improve the health of Māori.