Providing patients with culturally safe 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 and safety tools and training for our doctors.

ANZCA curriculum

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.

Culture and communication online learning

This culture and communication 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.

Last updated 10:22 2.06.2021