Cultural awareness needed to engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men

Cultural awareness and cultural safety training are vital for non-Indigenous health professionals to demonstrate cultural respect and effectively deliver services to Indigenous people, says A/Professor Mark Wenitong:

A/Professor Mark Wenitong

A/Professor Mark Wenitong

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males may have reduced access to health services, and this and other related challenges can, and should be, addressed. Engaging men about personal and sensitive health issues offers the opportunity for better management of more life-threatening health conditions, but in the Indigenous setting this requires a focus on culturally appropriate services.

Read the full article in Medical Observer [login required].

Andrology Australia’s new Clinical Summary Guide “Engaging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men in primary care settings” is now available for download.

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