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Closing the gap with the RACGP’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander GPs

Posted on: 25 July, 2016
Issue: Vol 16 No 3, July 2016 – September 2016
Related to Closing the gap Cultural ways Workforce

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (2016)
Closing the gap with the RACGP’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander GPs
Melbourne: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

In this publication the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has acknowledged the 10th anniversary of the Close the Gap Campaign by showcasing some of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander general practitioners (GPs) who are helping to close the gap in health equality across Australia.

A common thread throughout these stories is the commitment these GP’s have to community and connectedness to patients.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander GP’s represented in this publication are:

  • Associate Professor Brad Murphy a descendant of the Kamillaroi people of north-west New South Wales (NSW)
  • Dr Anita Watts a Wiradjuri woman from NSW
  • Dr Danielle Arabena a descendant of the Meriam Mer Clan groups of the Torres Strait Islands
  • Dr Janelle Trees a descendant of the Thunghutti clan from Walcha, NSW
  • Dr Kali Hayward a descendant from the Warnman people of Western Australia (WA)
  • Dr Olivia O’Donogue a descendant of the Yankunytjatjara people and the Narangga of South Australia
  • Dr Samarra Toby a Gangulu women from Rockhampton, Queensland (Qld)
  • Dr Kim Isaacs a Noongar, Karajarri and Yawuru woman from WA
  • Associate Professor Shannon Springer a Aboriginal and South Sea Islander from Qld.

Abstract adapted from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

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