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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Cultural orientation handbook (2009)

Author

Remote Area Health Corps

Publisher

Remote Area Health Corps

City

Canberra

Type

Handbook

 

Description

This handbook is a training and orientation tool for medical professionals starting a short term job placement with the Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC). The RAHC places doctors, registered nurses, dental and allied health workers into short assignments of three weeks to three months in remote Indigenous communities.

The handbook provides information specific to working within an Indigenous community. The chapter headings are:

  • Your first days
  • Working within the Aboriginal community
  • Personal presentation and conduct
  • Working within the kinship network
  • Birth and childhood
  • Dying, death and 'sorry' business
  • Other cultural considerations relating to treatment
  • Treatment compliance
  • References
  • Useful resources.

Although the handbook is intended for RAHC employees, the material in the book would be useful for anyone interested in the cultural aspects of Indigenous health.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Contact details

Remote Area Health Corps
Suite 17J, Level 1
2 King Street
Deakin ACT 2600
Ph: (02) 6203 9588
Freecall: 1300 MYRAHC
Fax: (02) 6203 9598
Email: enquiries@rahc.com.au

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Last updated: 16 April 2012
 
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