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Indigenous AOD Workers' Wellbeing Resources

Charlatan Training: How Aboriginal Health Workers Are Being Short-Changed

Type: Book
Author: Hudson, S.
Publisher: The Centre for Independent Studies
Year: 2012

This report discusses the issue of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers (AHWs) in Australia being 'short changed'. The report states that AHWs have not been given enough training to adequately perform their roles; are undervalued, under paid, and overburdened with difficult health issues; and, still do not have clearly defined roles and support. This report recommends providing training for AHWs according to three broad categories: clinical care or primary care, community care or community service, and cultural brokerage.

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