Ask the Specialist: Larrakia, Tiwi and Yolŋu stories to inspire better healthcare
‘Ask the Specialist’ is a cultural education podcast which answers doctors’ questions about working with Aboriginal patients at Top End hospitals.
“The Specialists” are Larrakia Elder Bilawara Lee, Tiwi Elder Pirrawayingi Puruntatameri and Yolŋu leader Rarrtjiwuy Melanie Herdman. Kriol and Burrara interpreter Bernadette Nethercott from the NT Aboriginal Interpreter Service also shares expertise.
Across seven episodes, questions range from the practical, “Is it okay to make eye contact?” to cultural safety issues, “I want to know what Aboriginal people feel like when we talk to them, what makes them think that we're racist?”
To learn more about our work on cultural safety within the healthcare system, view our Communicate Study: partnership across the Top End to improve Aboriginal patients’ experience and outcomes of healthcare, of which the ‘Ask the Specialist’ forms a part of.