Cultural competence key to closing the gap
The health disadvantages of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is much canvassed, but could cultural competency hold a key in restoring the balance?
Cultural competence is the attitudes and policies that allow systems, such as the health care system, to work effectively with people of other cultures.
But what does this mean in practice?
-Juanita Sherwood: Wiradjuri woman & Academic director at the National Centre for Cultural Competence, University of Sydney
-Elizabeth Sullivan: Professor of Public Health, UTS
Producer: Ninah Kopel
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