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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Indigenous call for medical cultural competency

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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