Cultural safety training provides invaluable insight

AMA federal councillors have taken part in cultural safety training designed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctors

The AMA Federal Council recently undertook cultural safety training with the Australian Indigenous Doctor’s Association (AIDA). The training took place in the new offices of the AMA in Canberra, the day after the Federal Council meeting on 20 May.

The AIDA cultural safety training program has been designed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctors for all doctors, at all stages of their careers. The program covers the history of colonisation in Australia, the impacts of racism, and includes clinical case studies to illustrate the influence culturally unsafe medical practice can have on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health outcomes.

The AMA would like to thank AIDA for delivering this program to our federal councillors and secretariat staff. We hope all participants will take the insights and what they learned from the program back to their clinical practice and workplaces.

If you are interested in learning more about the AIDA cultural safety program, please contact AIDA at

Photos courtesy of the AIDA Cultural Safety Team.

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