GPEx facilitates a two-day Aboriginal health and Culture workshop for GP registrars, highlighting Aboriginal Culture and clinical teaching with a focus on Aboriginal health. Each workshop is run by the GPEx Aboriginal health team and local Aboriginal community members. The program has been guided by the ACRRM and RACGP curriculum, incorporating:

  • Holistic management plans
  • Identifying potential impacts of sociocultural factors on presentation and engagement
  • Role of general practice in coordination of quality care
  • Social determinants of health
  • Barriers to equitable access to quality care
  • Impact of power differentials in the therapeutic relationship
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GPEx registrars in training during their Cultural Workshop at Tauondi College

“Reconciliation to me is about living in a country where we all acknowledge the past and recognise the impacts. Where we aim to be actively committed as individuals and as a community in reconciliation. For our countries First Nations people to have voice and be heard, and shown that all lives matter. To fully understand that moving forward together is what we need to do; bringing with us strength, empathy, compassion, trust, respect and relationships and a knowing that our nation’s future holds no place for racism. No matter what we are feeling and where we are in our reconciliation journey, it’s having confidence in knowing we are all in this together.”

 

– Aboriginal Health Educator and Liaison Officer, Devinia Binell

GPEx registrars will gain a greater understanding of programs that have been developed to support Aboriginal patients. They will hear from GP supervisors, registrars and Aboriginal Health Practitioners about their experience working in Aboriginal health. Further information is provided on GPEx Aboriginal health training posts, including the roving registrar placement. This is an opportunity for GP registrars to increase their knowledge of Aboriginal health, Culture and wellbeing.

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Acknowledgement of country & our commitment to community

GPEx acknowledges that we work on the traditional lands of Australia’s first peoples. We pay respect to the Elders past and present and recognise their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices or names of people who may have passed away.