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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Indigenous call for medical cultural competency

Date posted: 9 October 2013

The Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM) is calling for more cultural competency in medical treatment.

CATSINaM says it can play a role in teaching medical professionals about the benefits of culturally-sensitive medical treatment. They emphasised the need to individualise care in order to engage in a therapeutic and beneficial relationship between the patient and medical professional.

The director of CATSINaM, Ted Murphy, stated that this would be particularly beneficial for patients from Indigenous and non-English speaking backgrounds.

Source: SBS World News Australia

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Last updated: 9 October 2013
 
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