Caring for Critically Injured Patients in the Top End of Australia

Dr Hugh Heggie, Director of Medical Services – Primary Health Care Division at the Top End Health Service talks about the journey of the critically injured patient in the remote Northern Territory. Factors discussed include assessment and primary interventions, consultant led care via telecommunications and subsequent retrieval.
Recorded on Saturday, 23 August 2014 at the conjoint meeting of the Provincial Surgeons …

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Aboriginal Support Services at the Alice Springs Hospital

Intervention by the Aboriginal Support Services Unit is available to patients and their families who attend the Alice Springs Hospital. The Unit is led by Acting-Manager, Christine Spencer and is part of the Allied Health group. It has a staff of eight, who speak a devise range of languages that cover Central Australia. Patients can access the Services a number …

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What Really is Cultural Safety?

Medical Anthropologist Gregory Phillips talks about the history of the Aboriginal Health Curriculum in Australia, the findings of a 2012 look into that, and other educational frameworks, and how medical schools and colleges can learn from that. He also talks about discrimination issues within the mainstream health system.
Recorded on Friday, 3 October at the 2014 Australian Indigenous Doctors Association conference …

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General Practitioner’s Closing the Gap

Close the Gap is an Indigenous-led campaign which aims to achieve health equality between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Australians within a generation.
In March 2008, the then Australian Government and Opposition in signing the Close the Gap Statement of Intent committed to closing the health equality gap by 2030.
This page features a Close The Gap checklist and practical …

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