In culturally diverse Australia, respectful attitudes and excellent communication are an essential part of delivering culturally appropriate health care to patients who have diverse beliefs, attitudes, values, and behaviours.
Cultural differences can influence the way that information is understood but being culturally aware can reduce the risk of misunderstandings, improve interactions between doctor and patient and lead to better care.
We are offering our second cultural immersion event from 7-9 of July 2023 to support medical students in their cultural education.
Our Indigenous Cultural Immersion event aims to provide insights into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, traditions and values for junior doctors.
The Indigenous Cultural Immersion Trip will be led by a representative of the General Practice Student Network’s Indigenous working group in her community at Corindi Beach on the NSW North Coast.
Students will hear from Indigenous doctors and participate in bush tucker, medicine walks, and other activities.
In addition, we will incorporate an Indigenous health webinar into this weekend, along with other activities so students can practise their communication skills and learn more about communicating effectively with people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Indigenous communities in an appropriate and culturally safe way.