In this Practice Context section, you can access:

  • Pre-placement planning for organisations who provide health services for First Nations people
  • Different placement models that can be used in First Nations communities
  • Resources supervisors can provide to support students prepare for placements in a First Nations health service, examples of programs, networks and resources used by allied health professions.

“It is the responsibility of the health education providers to ensure their graduates attain the necessary skills, knowledge and attitudes that will enable them to deliver culturally responsive care. This includes providing clinical experiences that expose them to the unique needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations.” (Indigenous Allied Health Australia, 2019).

Students may provide care for First Nations people in a specific First Nations health setting, or in any health care setting where a client who presents for care identifies as a First Nations person.  Students may also have the opportunity to work with health professionals who identify as First Nations people.

In this video, Dr Alison Nelson explains why it is 'everybody's business' to know about working with Australian First Nations peoples.



Please Note: References remain valid until superseded by later research. The resources referenced here are regularly reviewed and are considered current and relevant to the topics presented.




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