There are many resources which can assist you through your JFPP journey. We hope you find the following resources informative.
- Online Resources
NTGPE resource - Medical & Cultural E-Resources for Health Practitioners & Patients
This list recommends clinical and cultural online resources for GP registrars, health professionals and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients. The resources comprise NTGPE developed apps, as well as those by other health providers.
Kartiya are like Toyotas*
Remarks by a Western Desert woman about whitefellas who work in Indigenous communities
What stresses remote area nurses? Current knowledge and future action*
Journal article on stress in remote area nurses, causes and interventions
NTGPE's community consultation language app
Online resources designed to assist GP registrars and other health professionals working in Aboriginal community controlled health services
*If working in an Aboriginal medical service (AMS)
Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) - placement interview
Dr Tony Austin AM, Chairman of the Remote Area Health Corps in conversation with new-to-remote Dr Douglas Randell on his recent experience working in remote Indigenous communities across the Northern Territory - 18 Oct 2017
RAHC cultural handbook*
An introduction to working with, and living in, remote Aboriginal communities - reference guide
Preparing for work in remote locations of the Northern Territory
A review of the social and emotional wellbeing of Indigenous Australian peoples
Report from the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet
Beyond Bandaids: Exploring the Underlying Social Determinants of Aboriginal Health
Papers from the Social Determinants of Aboriginal Health Workshop, Adelaide, July 2004
Bringing life-saving dialysis to the bush
Audio interview on "Conversations" on ABC Radio
Kinship Top End
Diagrams and explanations
Guide to Bush Survival
Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara Medical Terms
Common and handy Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara terms relating to health care and well being
Language app helps renal patients understand dialysis treatment in Central Australia
Article from ABC online
Throw your hat into the ring
Justin is a descendant of the Wiradjuri people and is living the dream of working and living in his home town of Broken Hill for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. In this episode of Destination Medicine find out how by putting the right support systems in place and having a lot of determination and drive can make that journey a lot less bumpy.
Lights, action, and far reaching places – a mega-directional career in medicine
Tim is an aeromedical retrieval specialist, a GP Anaesthetist and a film maker. Only two years after graduating from medicine, Tim felt disconnected from who he really was and took a break from medicine to study film. Before pursuing a career in film, Tim decided to do one last locum at Katherine, in the Northern Territory. After a car accident on a silent and remote highway, Tim thought his life may be coming to an end. In this episode of Destination Medicine, Tim will share a story with us, that was both life affirming and life changing.
The Rural Generalist path to professional and lifestyle fulfilment
Teena’s specialisation is a great example of the diversity you can have in your work, as a GP, based in the country. You may have heard of the term ‘Rural Generalist’ but what does it mean and what pathway do you take to be one? In this episode of Destination Medicine get ready to be motivated as Teena speaks about the many hats she wears from working at the local Emergency Department to being involved in the delivery of 150 babies!
A General Paediatrician’s perfect career choice
Theresa was fortunate enough to receive a John Flynn Scholarship whilst she was studying medicine and spent two weeks each year of her degree on the beautiful Flinders Island with the local GP; and that’s when her love for country medicine was confirmed. In this episode of Destination Medicine find out the benefits of working as a Paediatrician in the country and the joy of no traffic lights!
BushTel is a central point for information about the remote communities of the Northern Territory, their people and cultural and historical influences. BushTel aims to enhance planning and informed decision making.
Ask the Specialist podcast
‘Ask the Specialist’ is a cultural education podcast which answers doctors’ questions about working with Aboriginal patients at Top End hospitals.
“The Specialists” are Larrakia Elder Bilawara Lee, Tiwi Elder Pirrawayingi Puruntatameri and Yolŋu leader Rarrtjiwuy Melanie Herdman. Kriol and Burrara interpreter Bernadette Nethercott from the NT Aboriginal Interpreter Service also shares expertise.
Across seven episodes, questions range from the practical, “Is it okay to make eye contact?” to cultural safety issues, “I want to know what Aboriginal people feel like when we talk to them, what makes them think that we're racist?”
"A Doctor's Dream: A story of hope from the Top End" by Dr Buddhi Lokuge
"Position Doubtful: Mapping Landscapes And Memories" by Kim Mahood