Navigating Communication

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Communication and Consent Issues with Aboriginal Patients

Course Overview

‘Navigating Communication’ is designed to assist cultural awareness and understanding within Aboriginal health delivery through offering practical advice and suggestions from experts in the field and members of the Aboriginal community. ‘Navigating Communication’ is designed to encourage and enable medical practitioners to understand and communicate more successfully with Aboriginal patients and their families.

This Project has been funded by the Department of Health under the Rural Health Continuing Education Sub-program (RHCE) Stream One which is managed by the Committee of Presidents of Medical Colleges. The College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand is solely responsible for the content of, and views expressed in any material associated with this Project.


  1. Overview – short presentation
  2. Appreciating different perspectives
  3. Awareness of cultural safety
  4. Exploring the decision-making process
  5. Understanding non-compliance
  6. Discussing end of life
  7. Talking and listening


We acknowledge that this project has taken place on Aboriginal land and pay our respect to the elders, both past and present.

Thank you to the Alice Springs Hospital and staff.

We gratefully acknowledge the valuable input from the Aboriginal community.

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Course Materials