Event Information
Introduction To Cultural Awareness
4 PDP Core
Address the health care needs of a culturally diverse and disadvantaged groups/Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (ATS)

Introduction To Cultural Awareness

This is an abridged version of ACRRMÂ’s Cultural Awareness module. The full version of this module is also available on RRMEO. It was originally written by Dr Louis Peachey (Senior Medical Officer, Atherton Hospital) and Kristin McBain (Research Officer, Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health.) It was updated by ACRRM in 2010 in consultation with them, and with Mary Martin from the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC). The abridged version was prepared by ACRRM staff in 2011.

The aim of the abridged module is to provide introductory knowledge and awareness of Australian Indigenous cultures in the context of health care. It is suitable for undergraduate medical students.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are interested in participating in the Practice Incentives Program (PIP) Indigenous Health Incentive then you need to complete our other cultural awareness module accredited for this program. Click here for more information.

This module is split into 3 parts as follows:

Part 1

Introduction: Why learn about culture in Australian health care?

Part 2

Health Status: Demographics, epidemiology and understanding illness from the patientÂ’s point of view.

Part 2.1

Mental health, mental illness and conventional scales: are they cross-culturally sensitive?

Part 3

Clinical Encounter: But how? Practical ways to engage cross-culturally.

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