On Tuesday 30 April and Wednesday 1 May, the research team for the project ’Aboriginal Health Workers’ and Liaison Officers’ role in quality acute health care services’ held their 2019 face-to-face meeting in Adelaide.
Led by Dr Tamara Mackean, this project is the result of a successful NHMRC application that brings together researchers from The Southgate Institute at Flinders University, The University of Adelaide, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, The Poche Centre for Indigenous Health and Well-Being (Alice Springs) and The George Institute for Global Health (NSW).
This is a four year project that will involve speaking with Aboriginal Liaison Officers, Aboriginal patients and their families and other health professionals at Flinders Medical Centre (Adelaide, SA), Alice Springs Hospital (Alice Springs, NT) and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (Sydney, NSW).
The two-day workshop allowed the team to meet face-to-face and discuss current areas of work, including ethics applications and planning for data collection, which is planned to commence in the second half of 2019. An important part of this project is the relational way in which the project team works. That is, allowing plenty of time to workshop ideas together and discuss them, before agreeing on the next steps.