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Indigenous health: Podcasts

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contain cultural inaccuracies and misinterpretations, or words and descriptions which could be considered insensitive, outdated and/or offensive in today's context.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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Spotlight: Ask the specialist: Larrakia, Tiwi & Yolngu stories to inspire better healthcare

Ask the Specialist is a podcast for health professionals who work with Aboriginal patients. Created in the Northern Territory of Australia, doctors from Royal Darwin Hospital ask Larrakia, Tiwi and Yolngu leaders to answer their questions which span clinical to philosophical issues. 

Spotlight: RACGP Podcast: Generally Speaking: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

Dr Stoupas and Dr Singleton commemorate NAIDOC week and discuss ‘closing the gap’ in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health in Australia. They are joined by Professor Peter O’Mara who is a proud Wiradjuri man, Chair of RACGP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and a strong advocate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth, and improved health in general.

Getting Better - A Year in the Life of a Māori Medical Student

Getting Better - A Year in the Life of a Māori Medical Student What’s it like to work in a system that doesn’t do right by your own people? Trainee doctor Emma Espiner is about to find out. Made Possible by the RNZ/NZ On Air Innovation Fund.

The National Guide Podcast

The National Guide Podcast The National Guide Podcast is a collaboration between the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO). In each episode, host Lauren Trask, NACCHO Implementation Officer and CQI expert, speaks to general practitioners and researchers on updates and changes in the third edition of the National Guide to a preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Indigenous Health Medtalk

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.

ANZCA Indigenous health podcasts

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.  
View 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.