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A systematic review of Indigenous narratives of culturally safe healthcare communication

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The power of talk and power in talk: a systematic review of Indigenous narratives of culturally safe healthcare communication Australian Journal of Primary Health doi: 10.1071/PY17082 Volume: 24 Issue: 2 Abstract The study aimed to explore Indigenous narrative accounts of healthcare access within qualitative research papers, to better understand Indigenous views on culturally safe healthcare and...

Documentary gives insight into risks of sexual assault among Australia’s international students

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ABC NewsRadio Breakfast, First posted 27/04/2018 at 09:02:46 Half a million international students, most from Asia, are enrolled to study in Australia. It’s the country’s third largest export industry, worth $18 billion. But Australia’s reputation as a safe and sunny place to study is under threat after widespread disclosures of rape and sexual assault. Australia: Rape on Campus...

Breast cancer screening and cultural barriers: Why some women are missing early detection

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ABC, Saturday 3 January, 2018 Some women say it’s fate. Others believe in “God’s will”. Then there are those who simply feel uncomfortable talking about their breasts. When it comes to breast cancer screening in culturally and linguistically diverse communities (CALD), there are varied and complex reasons that can hinder important messages about early detection. A recent...

Shame, secrecy and silence hobble migrant women’s sexual health, new research suggests

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Sydney Morning Herald, August 5th 2017 Shame, secrecy, silence and fear were keeping many new migrant women in the dark about their own sexual and reproductive health, found a recent study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior. Cultural and religious beliefs were major barriers to many women accessing health services, warned the researchers who held focus groups with 169 single, married...

Improving cultural understanding and engagement with people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

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1800RESPECT, July 2017 This article is adapted from Craig Rigney’s Workers Webinar presentation, Improving Cultural Understanding and Engagement with people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Contents: What is cultural understanding? Am I using a cultural lens? Engagement strategies What is family or lateral violence? Next steps Further reading and related tools: Read more of...

More Training Needed for Australian Doctors to Identify and Treat FGM Patients

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AMA, 23 Mar 2017 Training for doctors in how to identify and treat patients who have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) should be included in tertiary medical curricula, the AMA said today. Releasing the AMA’s Position Statement on Female Genital Mutilation 2017, AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, said that while FGM is only practised in about 30 countries, and is illegal in Australia...

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