Interviewing an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Patient

This is the first module in a series of four developed by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) to support health professionals in improving knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health care to achieve better outcomes. Module 1 contains chapters on the following:

  • Engagement
  • Key points about engagement
  • Conducting the interview
  • Exploring attitude, behaviours and communication through two case studies
  • Extra Reading
  • Learning Outcomes
  • “Acknowledging the importance of engagement, and the fact that the engagement proces starts well before the actual interview.”
  • “Be open to recognising that you do not know everything; understand that you have something to contribute but that you have a lot to learn.”