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Communicating positively - A guide to appropriate Aboriginal terminology

Summary

The use of accurate, appropriate and non-offensive language is essential for effective communication with Aboriginal people and an important way of showing cultural respect. 'Communicating positively' provides NSW Health staff with guidance on appropriate language to be used when working with Aboriginal people and communities or developing policies and programs.

The Centre for Aboriginal Health (CAH) worked closely with Area Managers of Aboriginal Health (AMAHs) and the AHMRC, the peak body representing Aboriginal Community - Controlled Health Services in developing the Guide.
The terminology used was selected by the Aboriginal people themselves.

File link: Communicating positively - A guide to appropriate Aboriginal terminology
File size: 1494Kb
Type: Guideline
Date of Publication: 27 May 2004
Author Branch: Centre for Aboriginal Health
SHPN: 030102
ISBN: 0 7347 3542 1

Communicating positively -  A guide to appropriate Aboriginal terminology

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This web page and associated publication are managed and authorised by Centre for Aboriginal Health of the NSW Department of Health. Last updated: 19 March, 2010