- Menzies School of Health Research Small Grant
- Vicki Kerrigan supported by HOT NORTH PhD scholarship
- Stuart McGrath supported by HOT NORTH Indigenous Development and Training Award
- Top End Health Service
- NT Aboriginal Interpreter Service.
The Communicate Study, led by Menzies, was today awarded a five-year major investment of $1.5 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council to improve patient-provider communication at Royal Darwin, Gove and Katherine District Hospitals.
Menzies School of Health Research has been awarded $1.5m to develop health communications in language for NT Aboriginal peoples.
The NT's Young Australian of the Year also helped produce the Ask the Specialist podcast with Menzies School of Health Research.
Vicki Kerrigan, announced as a finalist – for improving Aboriginal health outcomes in the Northern Territory by reimagining how the cultural education can be delivered for healthcare providers.
A Northern Territory podcast designed to inspire better healthcare has picked up a silver medal for Smartest Podcast at the Australian Podcast Awards.
A new Australian made podcast that reveals the reality of the hospital experience for Aboriginal patients in the Top End of the Northern Territory is receiving plaudits for its approach to cultural education in healthcare.
The Northern Territory's Australian of the Year awardees include NT health expert Dr Wendy Page and Aboriginal Health Practitioner Stuart McGrath. Stuart helped develop the Ask the Specialist podcast.
Katherine locals Margret Chamberlain, principal of Kintore Street Special School, and police officer Sergeant Erica Gibson have been named among the 16 nominees for the Northern Territory's 2021 Australian of the Year Awards.
On Health Report with Dr Norman Swan - Prof Anna Ralph - Menzies School of Health Research and Infectious Diseases Physician, RDH
A Northern Territory podcast to inspire better healthcare has gone global with listeners on nearly every continent since its launch in Darwin five weeks ago.
A study conducted at RDH has found that increased use of Aboriginal interpreters was associated with a decrease in patients leaving treatment early.
ABC Radio Darwin | Ask the Specialist's podcast experts address health racism at Royal Darwin Hospital
Racism and cultural insensitivity are the norm at the Northern Territory's biggest hospital, according to a panel of experts.
A new podcast released today, Ask the Specialist, reveals the reality of the hospital experience for Aboriginal patients in the Top End of the Northern Territory and offers ideas to improve the delivery of culturally respectful care.
“Ask the Specialist” is a cultural education podcast developed by researchers at Menzies School of Health Research with Top End Health Service, the NT Aboriginal Interpreter Service and Aboriginal leaders: Larrakia Elder Aunty Bilawara Lee, Tiwi Elder Pirrawayingi Puruntatameri and Yolŋu leader Rarrtjiwuy Melanie Herdman.
"Ask the Specialist" is a series of seven 20-minute podcasts which answer doctors’ questions about working with Aboriginal patients at Top End hospitals.
Aboriginal leaders, referred to as “the Specialists”, share personal experiences and cultural knowledge to address questions which range from the practical, “Is it okay to make eye contact?” to issues at the heart of cultural safety, “I want to know what Aboriginal people feel like when we talk to them, what makes them think that we're racist?”
The series, created by Menzies PhD candidate Vicki Kerrigan in collaboration with Aboriginal Health Practitioner Stuart Yiwarr McGrath, will be publicly available in June 2020.
This project is embedded in the Communicate study.
- Professor Anna Ralph - Director, Global and Tropical Health, Menzies School of Health Research
- Professor Alan Cass – Director, Menzies School of Health Research
- Dr Marita Hefler - senior research fellow and lecturer, Menzies School of Health Research
- Bilawara Lee – CDU Larrakia academic in residence
For more information about the project, email here.
The project commenced in January 2019.