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Indigenous health: Videos, podcasts & online lectures

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contain cultural inaccuracies and misinterpretations, or words and descriptions which could be considered insensitive, outdated and/or offensive in today's context.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

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Cultural Safety and Leadership Hui (2021)

Title: Dr Curtis Walker on why "Equity is the new black": 2021 ANZCA Cultural Safety & Leadership Hui

Held: 26-28 February 2021

Access the complete 2021 Hui (Password=NZHUI2021)

AudioDigest Spotlight

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Recommended podcasts are listed below. Additional information about podcasts can be found on the Podcasts library guide.

Ask the specialist: Larrakia, Tiwi & Yolngu stories to inspire better healthcare

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.

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 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.

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.