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Quick quiz for rehabilitation clinicians

Would you like to know more about how to improve the healthcare you provide for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people?

Take this quick quiz and learn how to improve the care and communication between you and Aboriginal people undergoing rehabilitation.

Do you ask your patients if they identify as being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander?

Never found out or checked
Have found out or checked about every patient

Do you know what words and phrases might cause offence when talking with Aboriginal people?

Never thought about this
Consciously aware of language I use

Do you have the skills/capability to build rapport with Aboriginal people and communities?

Unsure or lack skill
Have skills and capability

Do you ask Aboriginal patients their preferred location for treatment delivery?

Never asked
Ask every patient

6. Do you identify a key contact from the family and/or community to liaise with and include in planning discussions?

Never check for key contact
Always check for key contact

Do you use physical spaces that provide cultural safety for Aboriginal patients and their families?

Never use the spaces or no spaces available
Always use the spaces

Do you know the specific support services available for Aboriginal people for inpatient and/or discharge management e.g. local health district services, chronic care team, Aboriginal liaison officer (ALO), non-government organisations (NGOs), Aboriginal Controlled Health Services (ACCHs)?

Unaware of any Aboriginal support services
Aware and refer to the support services

Do you understand the terms ‘men’s business’ and ‘women’s business’ and how this may alter the care you deliver?

Not heard these terms
Know and understand how to tailor care

Do you understand the term “sorry business”?

Not heard this term
Know and understand how to tailor care
Physical environment

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Top 5 resources for creating a culturally safe space

  1. Watch animation on how to complete an Aboriginal impact statement
  2. Stories of Aboriginal people who have had rehabilitation treatment
  3. Display the My rehab, my journey – Gadjigadji poster in your ward
  4. Display the ward template poster with details of Aboriginal support services
  5. Look at images of how other organisations have used their physical space

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Top 2 resources about identification of Aboriginal people

  1. Complete the Respect the difference HETI e-learning module
  2. Complete the Ask the question of origin HETI e-learning module

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