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Career Pathways for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workforce: NT Workplace Case St

7 August 2020

Summary

It offers insights in addressing racism and other underlying attitudes, such as unconscious-bias and stereotyping, and understanding of the impact of work overload and burnout to create culturally safe and responsive environments and practices that, in-turn, will ensure the well-being of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce, the non-Indigenous health workforce and community a. [...] • Why we come? The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Workforce come because of: A desire to help, heal and make a difference, self-determination, reputation and legacy of ACCHOs, the influence of role models and to act as role models, job opportunities, variety of roles, training opportunities, Aboriginal leadership and governance and to be part of culturally safe and holistic health services. [...] We are mindful of the need to recognise the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and experiences and the perils of over-generalisation, both nationally and within the NT. [...] 15 | P a g e National Career Pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workforce Project NT Workplace Case Studies Report What We Bring: Skills and attributes of the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander workforce The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce bring skills and characteristics that are unique and indispensable in the context of the NT, a region with the mo. [...] Racism, discrimination and inequity are part of the lived experience of many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the NT and to face it in the workplace as well, within the context of community-controlled organisations is to compound an accepted health and wellbeing risk.

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