GPSA acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional and current custodians of the land upon which we work. We respect that this land always was and always will be Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples sovereignty has never been ceded. We particularly acknowledge the Dja Dja Wurrung and the Taungurung Peoples of the Kulin Nation, the traditional owners of the lands where our head office is located. We pay our respect to Elders past and present, as well as all Aboriginal people who have fought, and continue to fight, for equality, self-determination, culture, Country and community
This guide sets out how GP Supervisors can strengthen teaching and learning about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.
It was the great hope of Moree elder Val Dahlstrom that a better understanding of Indigenous culture and history could help close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, particularly when it came to health. She came up with the idea of designing a set of playing cards and a solitaire app that could help increase that knowledge. The cards feature Indigenous artwork and provide players with insights into events that have shaped the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Telehealth has been identified as a particularly effective method of delivering health services to Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander patients living in remote rural locations. With teleconsultations now being undertaken more widely across Australia
in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the experiences of GPs caring for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in
places like Arnhem land have never been so valuable.
A comprehensive site providing links to a wide range of educational and training resources and research relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health. Key areas of this site relevant to GP Supervision are listed below:
Cultural Safety for Health Professionals
Created to support teaching health professionals to critically reflect on the concept of cultural safety and to deliver safe, accessible and responsive healthcare that is free from racism.
Overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status
Aims to provide a comprehensive outline of the most recent indicators of the health and current health status of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
This guide was produced by the Australian Government Department of Health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services who train medical registrars as part of the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) Program. It outlines national principles in delivering culturally-safe general practice training.
Compiled by the RACGP, the five steps towards excellent healthcare for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is a suite of resources that provide a clear and concise summary of the programs and funding options available to support care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients.
Information on yearly days of significance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
This cultural inclusion checklist is designed for you to take a walk through your practice from outside your entrance with your registrar and this checklist and consider the welcoming experience of the whole practice. Rate each section on a scale of 1-5 and decide on follow up actions.
“GP supervisors are vital in building a skilled GP workforce to improve health outcomes into the future for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
It is valuable to train registrars at Indigenous health services, however supervisors in mainstream practices also have a vital role to play in helping to Close the Gap.”
Professor Noel Hayman
Inala Indigenous Health Service, Queensland