Multidisciplinary Teams in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities and Health settings
Most Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health contexts involve multidisciplinary teams that work closely together. Exposure to these teams is a fantastic opportunity for students on clinical placement to experience working in this team context. The resources listed below will help students develop an understanding of the way clinicians from different disciplines work effectively together.
Be Strong With Your Health Team
Be Strong with your Health Team is a 30-minute video that looks at ways multidisciplinary healthcare teams work together in the management of chronic disease. This free access, online resource examines the teamwork of the healthcare professionals at Wuchopperen in Cairns.
Health professional partnerships and their impact on Aboriginal health
Health professional partnerships and their impact on Aboriginal Health, is a study that examines the partnerships of occupational therapists working with Aboriginal clients and Aboriginal health workers in rural and remote regions of North Queensland. It explores aspects of communication, collaboration and cultural factors that result in effective professional partnerships that improve client services and enhance occupational therapy outcomes.
Interprofessional Education in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health settings
Clinical educator and student perspectives of interprofessional clinical education within an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health setting is explored in the second video in our Interprofessional Education section.