Date - 18/10/2022
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health is a core and critical component of both the RACGP and ACRRM general practice training curricula. This reflects the unique circumstances of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Peoples of Australia; the history of dispossession, disempowerment and colonisation and its profound impact on health outcomes; and the rich and continuing connections to culture, country, language, family and community.
Regardless of the location and nature of their practice, the GP supervisor plays an important role in teaching GP registrars about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. This includes managing a broad range of health conditions in a culturally safe manner, advocating for the needs of the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, practicing with a population health approach, supporting the identification of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients, and facilitating the appropriate use of specific health measures and MBS/PBS items.
To help support the GP supervisor in this role, GPSA have developed a series of teaching plans for practice-based teaching on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.