• An Aboriginal health practitioner explains an indigenous medical guide (Source: SBS)
A group representing Indigenous nurses and midwives is calling for more 'cultural competency' in medical treatment.
By
Darren Mara

Source
World News Radio
8 Oct 2013 - 4:00 PM  UPDATED 8 Oct 2013 - 5:56 PM

A group representing Indigenous nurses and midwives is calling for more cultural competency in medical treatment.

The Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives says it can play a role in teaching medical professionals about the benefits of culturally-sensitive medical treatment.

Its Director, Ted Murphy, told Darren Mara this would be particularly beneficial for patients from Indigenous and non-English speaking backgrounds.

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