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A 'Cultural mentor handbook' and 'Suggested guidelines for the development of Indigenous cultural mentors' (2003)

Author

Centre for General Practice and Rural Medicine

Publisher

James Cook University

City

Townsville, Qld

Type

Handbook

 

Description

The importance of cultural mentoring was highlighted in a national needs assessment of the support and training needs of GPs and GP registrars working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. These resources were developed in response to the project findings. The project team, from the Centre for General Practice and Rural Medicine at James Cook University, Townsville, worked with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups in North Queensland to set up a network of cultural mentors in the region.
The Cultural mentor handbook provides information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are acting as cultural mentors for GPs and medical students in North Queensland. The second resource, Suggested guidelines for the development of Indigenous cultural mentors, covers the role, selection process, qualifications, remuneration, training, and support requirements for cultural mentors.

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Contact details

Mrs Val Alberts
Indigenous Student Support Officer
School of Medicine
James Cook University
Townsville QLD 4811
Ph: (07) 4781 5048
Fax: (07) 4781 5870
email: Valerie.Alberts@jcu.edu.au

Dr Andrew McKenzie
Senior Lecturer in General Practice and Rural Medicine,
School of Medicine
James Cook University
Townsville QLD 4811
Ph: (07) 4781 6861
Fax: (07) 4781 5870
email: Andrew.McKenzie@jcu.edu.au


The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners - National Rural Faculty
15 Glover Street
North Adelaide SA 5006
Ph: 1800 636 764
Fax: (08) 8267 8359
email: rural@racgp.org.au

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