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Principles and Guidelines for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health [PDF]   Australia
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
§ ‘Code of Ethics’,
§ ‘Principles on the provision of mental health services for asylum seekers’ ,
§ Variety of guidelines for psychiatrists re legal reports

‘Guide to ethical principles on medico-legal reports’
‘Conducting independent medical examinations and preparing reports’
‘Ethical guidelines for independent medical examination and report preparation by psychiatrists’
‘Guidelines for psychiatrists in relation to family court proceedings’
‘Certification of opinion according to non-clinical criteria’

NSW Aboriginal Health Plan 2013-2023
NSW Health
This Plan sets the framework using six key strategic directions to close the gap in Aboriginal health outcomes, by spreading responsibility for achieving health equity for Aboriginal people in NSW across all NSW Health operations.

Toolkits and Protocols

Australian Indigenous Health Info Net ethics page
A large and mostly academic bibliography of Australian Indigenous health and health research ethics

Ethics and Law
Australian Indigenous Health
UQ School of Medicine

Responding to family violence in Aboriginal communities
NSW Health

VicHealth/U Melb page

Papers, Reports and Books

Aboriginal Health Close the Gap Report Card NSW
NSW Health
The 2012 report card provides information on the health disparity between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people for key health indicators including health outcomes, determinants of health and health systems performance.

Australian Indigenous Health Report 2008
UQ School of Medicine

Cultural respect and related concepts: a brief summary of the literature
Neil Thompson
Australian Indigenous Health

Bulletin 5(4) (2005)

Patient centred care: cultural safety in Indigenous health
Nguyen HT
Australian Family Physician

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