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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

James Cook University
1 James Cook Drive
Townsville QLD 4811
Ph: (07) 4781 4111
Fax: (07) 4779 6371

Dr Andrew McKenzie
Senior Lecturer
College of Medicine and Dentistry
James Cook University
Townsville QLD 4811
Email: Andrew.McKenzie@jcu.edu.au

National Faculty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
Ph: 1800 000 251
Email: aboriginalhealth@racgp.org.au

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Last updated: 10 February 2015
 
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