Below are a number of resources to assist you in supervising/facilitating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. You may find some of these resources useful in the delivery of client care.
In addition, UniSA has an Aboriginal Strategy Group that is committed to increasing the Aboriginal content in all health programs and ensuring that students are culturally responsive/capable prior to placement.
This document contains four scenarios that can be used to facilitate discussion and highlight communication styles, stereotypes and cultural issues (2013, p. 7).
The IAHA have a number of resources as well.
Aboriginal &/or Torres Strait Islander health settings
The ClinEd Aus website contains information that will assist clinicians in managing students placed in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health settings.
Supervising Aboriginal &/or Torres Strait Islander students
The clinical placement guide was developed for universities and health services to create culturally safe clinical placements for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nursing and Midwifery students, and includes content that can be transferable to other health professions (ClinEd Aus).
Aboriginal students can receive support through Wirringka Student Services with access to a
range of supports including an Aboriginal Student Engagement Officer on each
Translating into client care
This website, Creating Cultural Empathy and challenging attitudes through Indigenous narratives, contains additional resources that support the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Refer to the 'Indigenous narratives' and 'scenarios' listed on the left side of the website for facilitation guides.