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Year 2016
Author(s) S. Morgan et al.
Topic(s) Evidence Based Programs and Research | Medical Professionalism and Culture Safety | Partnering with Indigenous Communities | Teaching and Learning |
Book/Journal Australian Family Physician, RACGP
Volume and Page Info Vol 45, No 9, Pp 677-682
Resource Type Publication
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Identification of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status in healthcare settings is essential for the delivery of culturally appropriate care. Under-identification is common and practitioner confidence is a known barrier.
More than a quarter of registrars reported low confidence for this basic consultation skill. Our findings will inform general practice vocational training and continuing professional development, and reinforce the importance of a comprehensive, system-wide approach to the identification of patients’ Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander status.