Clare Dimer is a senior social worker in WA’s Department of Health. In this talk she talks of the challenges faced by indigenous Australians today.
At the beginning of the 18th century there were over 250 languages spoken in Australia. By the start of this century only 150 are in daily use. Language and culture pay a huge part in healthcare and an understanding of this should helps inform how we – as doctors, nurses, social workers – can help our indigenous patients.
This talk was recorded live at DFTB18 in Melbourne, Australia. With the theme of ‘Science and Story’ we pushed our speakers to step out of their comfort zones and consider why we do what we do. Caring for children is not just about acquiring the scientific knowhow but also about taking a look beyond a diagnosis or clinical conundrum at the patient and their families. Tickets for DFTB19, which will be held in London, UK, are now on sale from www.dftb19.com.
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