Increase the number of staff who have completed an accredited cultural awareness and safety training in your practice
About this activity
Improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status of patients in general practice is an important contribution to Closing the Gap, reducing disadvantages among First Nations people in areas including child mortality, childhood education, life expectancy, and health and wellbeing.
Culturally safe practices and attitudes demonstrate understanding, acceptance, and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identities, ways, and the ongoing connection to culture, community and country.
Cultural awareness and safety training offers foundational knowledge and awareness that can be integrated into your practice.
- Discuss the practice’s approach to annual audits of staff who have completed accredited cultural awareness and safety training.
- Identify suitable training, perhaps using information provided by the RACGP.
- Develop a staff training register to know your teams’ skills and help identify potential future training needs.
- Incorporate culturally appropriate resources in your library of information available to your patients.
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