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contain cultural inaccuracies and misinterpretations, or words and descriptions which could be considered insensitive, outdated and/or offensive in today's context.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.
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.
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.
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.