O.8.2 - Ask the Specialist podcast: Larrakia, Tiwi and Yolngu stories to inspire better healthcare

Rarrtjiwuy Melanie Herdman, Pirrawayingi Puruntatameri, Bilawara Lee, Alan Cass, Anna Ralph, Marita Hefler

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Background In Australia’s north, poor intercultural communication is a common way Aboriginal patients experience racism and has resulted in death. At Royal Darwin Hospital,>70% of patients identify as Aboriginal, and most healthcare providers are non-Indigenous. To assist providers deliver respectful care they are offered Aboriginal cultural awareness training: this is despite critiques globally that such training reinforces negative stereotypes. As an alternative there is momentum around cultural safety training which requires healthcare providers to develop critical consciousness. However, there is a paucity of evidence that cultural safety can achieve its intended outcomes to address racism in healthcare. Methods We developed and evaluated a cultural education podcast: Ask the Specialist: Larrakia, Tiwi and Yolŋu stories to inspire better healthcare. We produced 7 x
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalPatient Education and Counseling
Issue numberSupplement 33
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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