The stream officially launched the My rehab, my journey – Gadjigadji website and resources in December, with support from ACI’s Chronic Care for Aboriginal People team. The resources were developed in partnership with Aboriginal clinicians and community.
Aboriginal people who have a long stay in hospital following trauma, or a medical episode, face unique challenges. The My rehab, my journey – Gadjigadji website provides information and practical resources to help clinicians and health staff create a culturally safe environment for Aboriginal people.
The resources can be used by rehabilitation services and in other areas of healthcare.
Services that have trialled the resources report their communication and relationships with Aboriginal patients have improved through important activities, such as yarning and using outdoor spaces. These types of individual or service-wide changes can help Aboriginal people stay engaged with health services, and ultimately improve a person’s experience and health outcomes.
How to get started
- Take a quick quiz to assess your cultural awareness.
- Use the service audit tool to evaluate your ward or service.
- Create an action plan using the implementation toolkit.
Explore the resources on the My rehab, my journey – Gadjigadji website.