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 worked closely with Area Managers of Aboriginal Health and the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW, the peak body representing Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services in developing the Guide. The terminology used was selected by the Aboriginal people themselves.
File Size: 1494 kb
Type: Booklet, Guideline
Date of Publication: 27 May 2004
ISBN: 0 7347 3542 1
SHPN: 030102