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.