This guide has been designed for anaesthetists and specialist pain physicians interested in Indigenous health to locate relevant resources on this topic, including those available through the ANZCA library.
Material and resources regarding First Nations peoples and cultures has historically been created and recorded by non-Indigenous people and may not have had the input of First Nations peoples themselves. As a result, this material may contain cultural inaccuracies and misinterpretations, or words and descriptions which could be considered insensitive, outdated and/or offensive in today's context.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that the resources within this guide may contain images, voices, or names of deceased persons.
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BLA.C.K Medicine is a podcast for Indigenous peoples by Indigenous peoples. Hosted byBundjalung womanDr Mikayla Couch,the series looks at ‘closing the gap’ in diverse areas, highlighting the cultural challenges faced by patients and health care professionals whileinforming simple strategies and practice for primary health care.
In this featured episode, Mikayla chats to Dr Gene Slockeeabout their shared journey into medicine from Tweed River High School. Dr Slockee shares his insights as an anaesthetist, highlighting the central role of his speciality in improving patient outcomes.
Created in the Northern Territory by Menzies School of Health Research, Ask the Specialist is a podcast for health professionals working with Aboriginal people. The specialists are Larrakia Elder Bilawara Lee, Tiwi Elder Pirrawayingi Puruntatameri and Yolngu leader Rarrtjiwuy Melanie Herdman. Questions range from the practical and clinical to those at the heart of social justice and cultural safety.
Fully updated 2023 collection now available.
This series has been developed by ANZCA fellows as a resource to provide an introduction into working with Indigenous patients. There are nine podcasts available covering topics that range from communication and asking about Indigenous status to culture shock and traditional parenting.
Listen to the podcasts by clicking on the images below.
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.