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Communicating Positively: A Guide to Appropriare Aboriginal Terminology
The purpose of the Communicating Positively- A Guide to Appropriate Aboriginal Terminology (Communicating Positively) is to support a culturally safe health system for Aboriginal patients and staff. The use of accurate and non-offensive language is essential to ensure health services and programs that Aboriginal people access are culturally safe.
This guide provides NSW Health staff, and other stakeholders, with information and guidance on appropriate word usage when working with Aboriginal peoples and communities, and when developing policy and programs.
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We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land we live and work, the Bundjalung, Arakwal, Yaegl, Gumbaynggirr, Githabul, Dunghutti and Birpai Nationsand their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to elders past, present and future.