Healthcare systems don’t just include hospitals and clinics. They also include the educational institutions that teach our health professionals. Hence, there is also a need to see change and innovation in the academy for medical and other health professionals’ curriculum.
As a doctor, I have embraced disruption and have chosen to reject conventional medical training pathways. I have been drawn to the public health space because I recognised a need to look at health at a systemic level.
Just as there is a strong need for doctors to be “on the ground” disrupting systems in health services, there is an equally persistent need to be disrupting systems through education, research and advocacy.
We are beginning to see universities championing First Peoples’ leadership in these areas, allowing for a process of decolonising medical curriculum and the way medicine is presented to future doctors. This type of disruptive innovation follows one simple principle. Equity.
Equity in healthcare is providing care that meets the needs of all and is inclusive of individual circumstances and values of health.
It’s not pneumonia, you’re just not properly connected to the Dreamtime.
Wonder if Rupert knows his money is being used this way? Yes, she does work for the Murdoch Children’s Research summat and yes, Rupes did fund it.