We need to value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural education in the Northern Territory health services

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    Abstract

    In their editorial, Lock et al1 present the range of policies that support cultural safety and cultural competence in health training programs, curricula, codes of conduct and service standards. Lock et al1 argue that full implementation of these policies ‘could enable transformative shifts in rural health outcomes’ [p4] and call for rigorous evaluation to provide evidence of the effectiveness of such education programs. We support this call for relevant research and offer a multistage research plan, particularly relevant for the Northern Territory (NT) of Australia which is mostly considered a remote and rural setting...
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)521-522
    Number of pages2
    JournalAustralian Journal of Rural Health
    Volume28
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2020

    Keywords

    • cultural education
    • First Nations peoples
    • health services
    • Northern Territory

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