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Sista Girl Productions, Melbourne Health
Melbourne Health has created two video resources focusing on the hospitalisation of Indigenous Victorians. Both of these videos are available online and include a welcome to country and information about the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation.
- Closing the gap - video for our community was designed specifically for Indigenous patients and provides details on what to expect during a hospital visit and information on the roles of various medical professionals. This video includes a speaker and scenarios that explain:
- the types of information that medical professionals will ask patients (including personal details and the name of patient's general practitioner)
- why identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander is important (including patient access to Indigenous-specific programs and services)
- the role of Aboriginal Service Development Workers and the special services they provide
- what happens when a patient is discharged.
- Closing the gap - video for Melbourne Health staff explains why improving the care of Indigenous patients is important. This video was specifically made for Melbourne Health staff and provides details on:
- the importance of culturally safe care
- why hospitals may be intimidating places for some Indigenous people
- why it is important and mandatory to ascertain if patients are of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander origin
- the role of Aboriginal Service Development Workers, the special services they provide, and how health professionals can contact them
- the health status of Indigenous Victorians and how health professionals can improve the health of Indigenous people.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract
Aboriginal Health Program
Royal Melbourne Hospital
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