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A new James Cook University (JCU) online initiative, designed to help close the gap, will feature the work of Bundaberg artist, Nicole Wone.
The Aboriginal artist’s vibrant mixed media, acrylic and
The web page and original artwork will be unveiled on August 20 at the JCU office in Bundaberg.
JCU Director of General Practice Training (GMT), Associate Professor Peta-Ann Teague, said the information on the website would be a valuable tool in recruiting General Practice (GP) registrars to training posts, where they would have the opportunity to develop both the cultural and clinical expertise required to address specific Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health issues.
The training posts are available within a range of accredited Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services, non-community controlled Aboriginal health services, and Queensland Government health services.
“These training posts are able to equip GP registrars with the skills to contribute to closing the gap in
“The new web page will assist them to take that first step. It includes an interactive map detailing the location of all our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander training posts, as well as access to videos which feature the personal and professional experiences of GP registrars who are already working in partnership with communities to improve health outcomes.”
“They are giving back to the community that they are part of, ultimately strengthening each person and the community
“The circle in the middle
“These mentors help our GP registrars to learn the most appropriate way to relate to patients from different cultural groups. They enable us to provide
Interview opportunity: JCU Regional Medical Training Head of Operation, Carol Kahn, JCU GP Cultural Educator Henry Neill and artist, Nicole Wone will be available for interview on the day. To
Andrea Hedges 0437 815 520
Nicole Wone 0488 310 251
Tianna Graham 0428 442 633
Image 1: Aboriginal artist Nicole Wone’s vibrant mixed media, acrylic and