On Thursday, 17 March, rural registrars acknowledged Close the Gap Day at an EV workshop. Senior Aboriginal Health Educator and Advisor Marlene Drysdale and Cultural Educator Clarisse Slater facilitated the session.
The group watched a thought-provoking TED Talk “Welcome to Country?” by Jade Kennedy and completed the EV “Your Mob Foundations” module. The group reflected on the impact of history and how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people might access and experience health care. The group discussed ideas of how we, as General Practitioners and Practices, can contribute to Close the Gap by providing culturally safe healthcare.
Similar workshops were held with our Metropolitan General Pathway registrars.