Being culturally aware when working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in health care can only aid in improving health outcomes for the community. But what training is available and what are health staff and students getting out of it? And what proportion of students have undertaken cultural training prior to clinical placements?
Health professionals as a group don’t look after themselves very well. Students studying to be health professionals are also under a lot of pressure, and doing a placement in a rural area can add to that stress. Here are some resources to help you look after yourself better while on a rural placement.
Beulah is an agricultural community in the heart of the Barley Belt. The town stands on what was a sheep station. It was founded by early pastoralists who were following the Yarriambiack Creek. The creek itself flows through the town, and has walking tracks, picnic and camping areas along its banks.