Chalmers KJ, Bond KS, Jorm AF, Kelly CM, Kitchener BA, Williams-Tchen A (2014)
Providing culturally appropriate mental health first aid to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander adolescent: development of expert consensus guidelines.
International Journal of Mental Health Systems; 8(http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1752-4458-8-6): 6
Retrieved 28 January 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1752-4458-8-6
Colles S, Maypilama EL (2014)
Food and health communication across cultures: considerations for health professionals working
with remote Aboriginal communities.
Darwin: Menzies School of Health Research
This resource was developed during a two-year project, Food and health communication across cultures, and aims to provide non-Indigenous health staff with practical guidance and insights to support critical reflective practice, and assist with the participatory process of health and nutrition communication, education and promotion activities that integrate both Indigenous and western belief and knowledge systems.
The resource additionally aims to:
- empower Indigenous people to more effectively communicate healthy eating and shopping messages
- improve the health and wellbeing of people living in remote Indigenous communities
- assist health professionals to work within a strength-based approach, while providing insights into how best to address and manage challenges and perceived barriers that can be present in remote community health.
Considerations shared within this resource have the potential to hold relevance for a range of health professionals and workers who spend time in remote Indigenous settings, including:
- health promotion officers
- health project officers
- health workers
- community workers
- community development officers
- nursing staff
- other allied health staff.
The resource is split into seven sections:
- Consider yourself
- Consider the environment
- Consider communication
- Consider relationships
- Consider your approach
- Consider food
- Consider demonstrating your effectiveness.
The resource was developed by Menzies School of Health Research with funding from the Fred Hollows Foundation.
Abstract adapted from Menzies School of Health Research
Encompass Family and Community (2014)
Learning from each other: working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Young People: youth alcohol and
drug practice guide.
Kendall E, Barnett L (2014)
Principles for the development of Aboriginal health interventions: culturally appropriate methods through systemic empathy.
Ethnicity & Health; Latest articles(http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13557858.2014.921897):
Moss J, Parker R, Pinkstone K, Torrens S, Kirby C, Gartrell T, Peppercorn D, Preston E, Besa L (2014)
Everybody's business: a handbook for Indigenous employment.
Perth: Western Australian Aboriginal Workforce Development Centre
This step-by-step handbook has practical advice for managers and supervisors who are responsible for hiring and retaining staff.
This guide will help employers establish the practical tools they need to establish and maintain successful Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment programs. These include recruitment, application processes, hiring and supporting people through their career progression.
It was created in close consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals and organisations and aims to boost the sustainable employment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The guide was developed in collaboration with GenerationOne, the Australia Employment Covenant, Reconciliation Australia and Social Ventures Australia.
Abstract adapted from GenerationOne
Taylor K, Guerin P (2014)
Health care and Indigenous Australians : cultural safety in practice.
2nd ed. South Yarra, Vic: Palgrave Macmillan
Aboriginal Workforce Development Centre factsheets (2014)
Western Australian Aboriginal Workforce Development Centre
This range of workforce factsheets were developed for both job seekers and employers. The topics for Aboriginal job seekers are:
- Do you need help to get a job or career?
- I'm an Aboriginal person, how do I find a mentor?
- Ready jobs and communities program.
The topics for employers are:
- Building an Aboriginal workforce
- Can we help you to promote your services?
- Developing an Aboriginal employment strategy
- How can I attract Aboriginal staff?
- How can I recruit Aboriginal staff?
- How can I retain Aboriginal staff?
- How do I find a mentor for my Aboriginal employee?
- Incentives for employers
- Indigenous employment program
- More on mentoring
- Ready, set, job
- Reconciliation action plan
- Remote jobs and communities program
- What is workplace mentoring
- What makes a good mentor.
The factsheets were developed by the Aboriginal Workforce Development Centre.
Abstract adapted from the Western Australian Aboriginal Workforce Development Centre
Aboriginal Workforce Development Centre (2013)
How well do you understand the Aboriginal people you employ? A guide to improving retention through supporting wellbeing and good workplace practices.
Perth, WA: Western Australian Department of Training and Workforce Development
This resource package was developed to give employers of Aboriginal people a better understanding of the issues these employees may be facing, not just in the workplace but also in their community.
The package contains a brochure and information sheets that will help employers to create a supportive and culturally secure workplace for Aboriginal employees.
To complement this package, the Aboriginal Workforce Development Centre provides training and information for Aboriginal people (employees, job seekers and those transitioning to employment) to empower them to minimise the impact of grief and loss on their wellbeing and workplace performance.
The Aboriginal Workforce Development Centre developed the package on the request and advice of the Aboriginal Workforce Development Centre Steering Group. Input was provided by key Aboriginal stakeholders, employees and employers.
Aboriginal Workforce Development Centre abstract
Australian College for Emergency Medicine Media (2013)
Why learn about Indigenous health and cultural competency (IH&CC)?.
: Australian College for Emergency Medicine
These culturally relevant education e-learning modules, tools and resources are part of the Indigenous health & cultural competency project (IH&CC).
They were developed for doctors to enhance culturally competent communication and overall care of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other culturally and linguistically diverse patients in the Emergency Department (ED).
- The education resources include:a comprehensive series of online learning modules, including ten new modules on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and the principles of culturally competent care in the ED
- a series of tropical video podcasts
- a collation of relevant best practice IH&CC web -based references.
The resources were developed by The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and funded by the Australian Department of Health.
Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders viewers are warned that these podcasts may have images and voices of people who have died.
Abstract adapted from the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine
Dockery AM (2013)
Cultural dimensions of Indigenous participation in vocational education and training: new perspectives.
Adelaide: National Centre for Vocational Education Research
Mazumdar S, Konings P, Butler D, McRae IS (2013)
General practitioner (family physician) workforce in Australia: comparing geographic data from surveys, a mailing list and medicare.
BMC Health Services Research; 13: 343
Retrieved 3 September 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-13-343
Hunter New England Health Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategic Leadership Committee (2012)
Closing the gap in a regional health service in NSW: a multistrategic approach to addressing individual and institutional racism.
New South Wales Public Health Bulletin; 23(4): 63-67
Indigenous Allied Health Australia (2012)
What does allied health mean within the context of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health? Discussion paper.
Canberra: Indigenous Allied Health Australia
McRae-Williams E (2012)
My success: an exploratory study of positive experiences in the working-lives of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
people in Darwin.
Batchelor, NT: Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Territory Education
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (2012)
An introduction to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health cultural protocols and perspectives.
Melbourne: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
This document for general practitioners and other health professionals provides a guide to appropriate and respectful ways of interacting with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It was written by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) for College members and staff. It gives background information and guidance on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives, along with an understanding of important protocols and other relevant cultural issues. Topics covered by the guide include:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, and why it matters
- core principles for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- protocols for culturally respectful engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- culturally appropriate communication
- consulting with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
- conducting meetings with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and groups
- use of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander intellectual and cultural property
- event planning: observation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural protocol
- undertaking projects and research.
The guide emphasises that general practitioners should seek local cultural training to supplement their learning.
Abstract adapted from Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)