Educational Portals for GPRA
These portal pages are not about reinventing the wheel, but about looking at what is out there, giving some introductory text/information in the words of the organisation (including their major links) and redirecting medical students and junior doctors to organisations, websites, books and resources that have already been doing some hard yards with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and people.
It's about creating portals for to the show the wealth of knowledge, information and resources out there.
GPRA would like to acknowledge and giving full attribution to all the organisations, websites, books and resources that we have included in these portals, and encourage them to continue the work they are doing.
Obviously we may have not included all organisations, websites, books and resources. If you can make a recommendation we would like your input and any feedback including broken links.
We will endeavor to practically include relevant information that will create a solid base for current and future medical students and doctors.
We are reinforcing as at the recent 2014 GPRA conference, that health is not just about mental and physical health which is predominately a western view, but about considering the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander holistic approach and possibly include: cultural health, spiritual health, community health and country (land) health.
We would also like to give the opportunity for organisations to submit content and possible scenarios for the education of medical student and junior doctors.
We are also encouraging and reinforcing for medical student and junior doctors to build relationships not only in the health sector but across, education, employment, law and housing through their local community.
Events organised by GPRA members will created and build connections with communities to have conversations and discussions so can contribute for an inclusive and productive communities and society.
For those in the medical profession it is important for them to understand the underlying issue all communities of trans-generational trauma of the Stolen Generations as every community and family has been affected.
This trans-generational trauma has, is and will continue to impact on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, families and their communities, therefore doctors working in AMS/ACCHO or in general practice or specialists need to understand and be able to direct patients to the culturally appropriate services.
It must not underestimate that Doctors have, and will continue to have a significant leadership role in their communities.
GPRA believes we can make a significance difference in not just the health of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people, their families and communities, by participating in conversations and building relationships addressing the other areas of education, employment and housing.
Following are the portals for Phase one of the educational project: