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Health strategies and policies

Don’t underestimate the power that governments – their policies, practices and officials – can have on the lives of Australia’s First Peoples. Consider what A.O. Neville, a man who held …

Reflective practice

What’s the influence of your own cultural identity when caring for First Peoples? Delivering cultural safety requires us to learn about our true selves, through a process of reflection. Listen …

What is cultural safety?

What does it mean to provide culturally safe care? In this video Professor Gregory Phillips discusses cultural safety in the context of providing health care for Australia’s First Peoples. In …

Equity and equality aren’t the same

Trying to solve inequality assumes we all have the same opportunities and experiences. The reality is that Australia’s First Peoples continued experiences with racism makes this untrue. Only when we …

The power of language

Australia’s First Peoples need you to support a strengths-based approach to communication, as the impact of colonisation on culturally safe communication has been significant in Australia. Unfortunately, the deficit model …

Culturally safe communication

Watch the following video, it contains invaluable tips and strategies to help you engage respectfully with Australia’s First Peoples. This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube. A key message …

Therapeutic rapport in First Peoples’ health

When it comes to healthcare, did you know Australia’s First Peoples consider the establishment of meaningful relationships to be equal to, if not more important than, service outcomes? It’s all …

Building respectful relationships and partnerships

When Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples aren’t included in decision making, the results are poor and precious resources are usually wasted in the process. An understanding of culture, effective …

First Peoples Health Unit

Let’s find out about Griffith University’s First Peoples Health Unit, who are delivering this course. The goal of the First Peoples Health Unit (FPHU) is to promote better health and …

Study options: What’s happening at Griffith?

Interested in exploring further study options? Griffith University has a range of exciting health courses and programs for you to consider as well as courses specifically related to First Peoples …

Making a difference in your practice

Learning about colonisation, racism and culture, and their impact on healthcare can be challenging. What now? We’re almost at the end of Week 1 and have covered a lot of …

Types of racisms

The word ‘racism’ is often interchanged with ‘prejudice’, however unlike prejudice, racism is organised and persistent. Watch this short, but powerful video produced as part of Beyondblue’s Invisible Discriminator campaign. …

Social determinants of health

Did you know ‘culture’ and ‘racism’ are now recognised as key determinants of health for Australia’s First Peoples? Let’s find out more about these and other determinants of health. You …

First Peoples health before and after

Aboriginal peoples had better levels of health before 1788, living on diets rich in vitamins and minerals. The arrival of the First Fleet, loaded up with foreign livestock, directly contributed …
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