Links and Resources


Cultural Security

Journal article: Coffin J. Rising to the challenge in Aboriginal health by creating cultural security. Aboriginal and lslander Health Worker Journal 2007;31(3):22-24.

eLearning program: Western Australian Centre for Rural Health Cultural Orientation.

Online resource: Edith Cowan University – Creating Cultural Empathy project.


Patient-Centred Communication

The Calgary-Cambridge Guide to medical communication.

International Association for Communication in Health Care

Book: Silverman J, Kurtz S, Draper J. Skills for communicating with patients: CRC Press 2016.

Dr Jonathan Silverman Lecture at the University of Newcastle 2015: The Art of Communication in Medicine


Communication in Indigenous Health

Journal article: Lin I, Green C, Bessarab D. ‘Yarn with me’: applying clinical yarning to improve clinician–patient communication in Aboriginal health care. Aust J Prim Health 2016;22(5):377-82.

Online resource: Charles Darwin University – Sharing the True Stories website.


Working with Interpreters 

Aboriginal Interpreting WA.

A video from the Royal Darwin Hospital and Aboriginal Interpreter Service: “Getting Serious About Communication”