The Deadly Ears Mobile Van

A podcast regarding the mobile ears nose and throat clinic, the Deadly Ears Mobile van in use in south-east Queensland. Deadly Ears, the Queensland state-wide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ear Health Program, working with children and families from Indigenous communities in Queensland.

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Greg from Badu Island

Greg from Badu Island is a case study which forms part of modules developed by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP).  Module 1: Interviewing an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Patient allows the student to explore their responses to the issues raised in this case study.  This case study also features in Module 2: Developing a …

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18 year-old Sandy

’18-year-old Sandy’ is a case study which features in modules on Indigenous Health developed by the Royal Autralian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP).  This hypothetical stofy of a young woman who has suffered a miscarriage at 9 weeks gestation forms part of the e-learning in Module 1′ Interviewing an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Patient. 

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John from a Remote Aboriginal Community

This case study is based on the premise that you are working in a hospital that services a number of remote Aboriginal communities.  You are contacted by a community nurse from a remote Aboriginal community about John, a 19 year old Aboriginal man who has been brought to the clinic by his relatives because he is acting strangely.  He has …

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A Personal Journey Toward Cultural Understanding

Dr Michele Poppinghaus is a paediatric anaethetist in Newcastle. He came from Australia from Germany via Cornwall in 1995. Dr Poppinghaus completed his anaesthetic training in Newcastle and worked in Darwin, Katherine and Gove in 2004 and 2005. As someone born overseas ‘Mich’ was stunned to see the general lack of understanding of cultural differences and its far reaching consequences.

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