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Indigenous health: Educational resources

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contain cultural inaccuracies and misinterpretations, or words and descriptions which could be considered insensitive, outdated and/or offensive in today's context.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

The college welcomes your feedback regarding any potential omissions, misrepresentations, or inaccuracies regarding First Nations peoples, as well as suggestions for additional resources.

Djeembana Whakaora - First Nations Medicine Health & Healing

AAMC: Anti-racism in medicine collection

Australian Indigenous Languages Database (AUSTLANG)

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)

Australian Museum

Learning and education modules on understanding bias in health care

Mauriora Health Education - Cultural Competency course

Reconciliation Australia - Share Our Pride: Learning resource

Te Aka Māori-English, English-Māori Dictionary and Index

50 Words Project

CPD cultural safety resources

In these activities, participants will explore culturally different expectations for clinical communication and behaviour and help to develop strategies for responding effectively when expectations differ between colleagues, patients and their family members/carers. Being able to identify these diverse cultural perspectives will allow you to understand varying medical beliefs and behaviours, and where necessary, to guide others in adapting to the Australian or New Zealand context.

Visit the Cultural safety section of the ANZCA & FPM CPD Program resources guide for a complete list of recommended activities and resources.

Plus other resources found in this library guide

ANZCA Training Program: Indigenous teaching and learning cases

The teaching and learning cases have been developed for use in conjunction with the 2013 curriculum.

Four cases (7, 8a, 8b, 9) have been specifically developed to support case-based discussions involving indigenous Australian and Maori patients.

Indigenous Health Publications

Online learning modules - Cultural Competency

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.