Providing patients with culturally competent care
Explore some of the measures we're taking to create a culturally safe environment for Indigenous Australian and Māori patients and doctors.
Like all specialist medical colleges, we have an important part to play in providing all Australians and New Zealanders with culturally safe and responsive healthcare.
Dr Dash Newington is a trainee anaesthetist at Lady Cilento Hospital. In this video, she discusses some of the things the college is doing to create a culturally safe environment for Indigenous Australian patients.
We've worked in partnership with Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori people, communities and organisations to develop a range of cultural competency tools and training for our doctors.
Through the ANZCA Roles in Practice within the ANZCA curriculum, anaesthesia trainees are expected to demonstrate culturally competent care to patients, and their families.
Continuing professional development (CPD)
Cultural competency is a CPD standard under the practice evaluation category. Activities under cultural competency attract two credits per hour.
Cultural competency resources can be found on the ANZCA Indigneous health Iibrary guide.
Intercultural competency online learning
This intercultural competency resource is designed for practitioners in Australia and New Zealand, to assist you to view cultural perspectives in workplace interactions - including your own as well as the perspectives of patients, colleagues and team members
We've developed a guide for staff and members with information on recognising the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of the land at official college meetings and events in Australia and the Māori as the Tangata Whenua of Aotearoa New Zealand.