Title

Why is the NT losing Aboriginal health workers?

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Electronic Media Monitoring Service 

Date

04-02-2019 08:26 AM

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ABC Canberra 666

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ABC Canberra 666

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04-02-2019 08:26 AM

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04-02-2019 08:58 AM

Cover date

2019-02-04 08:26:52

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848923

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LANE, Sabra

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Why is the NT losing Aboriginal health workers? -

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Aboriginal health workers are described as a cultural bridge between Indigenous patients and western doctors.

Yet in the Northern Territory, the number of specialist Aboriginal health workers is dropping, at a time when other regions are boosting their numbers.


Duration: 3min 7sec


Broadcast: Mon 4 Feb 2019, 7:23am



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