What is the IHCC Program?
The IHCC Program develops education tools and resources for Emergency Medicine (EM) physicians designed to enhance culturally competent communication and overall care for Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Māori and other culturally and linguistically diverse patients.
IHCC opportunities for trainees
Trainees have the opportunity to study Indigenous research methods, contributing to the completion of their Trainee Research Requirement.
The following subjects aim to expand your professional development in Indigenous research methods:
The IHCC Modules are one of the main learning resources of the ICHH Program. They cover the key knowledge and skills required when providing high-quality care to Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Māori and other culturally diverse patients in the emergency department context.
Find more information on the IHCC Modules here.
By completing the ACEM IHCC Modules, you are contributing towards your CPD requirements. Record your CPD hours.
The IHCC video podcast series provides an alternative learning approach.
Patient Centered Decision Making: A complex retrieval case
Health and Cultural Beliefs – A Torres Strait Island example
Cultural Competency Initiatives in the ED
Examples of cultural competency in the ED – Initiatives in Melbourne, Townsville and Alice Springs
Enhancing timely care through cultural competency – Northern Health
IHCC Research and Initiatives
Understanding Māori Research Methodologies
Understanding Aboriginal Peoples' Experiences of ED Investigation for Chest Pain
International Medical Graduates: A Diversity of Experience
A diversity of experience: International Medical Graduates (IMGs) in emergency medicine: Part A Communication in the ED
A diversity of experience: International Medical Graduates (IMGs) in emergency medicine: Part B ED processes
IHCC Conference Presentation Podcasts
ACEM 2013 Winter Symposium: "Working with Culture - Improving Patient Care"
ACEM 2013 ASM: What's the evidence base for Indigenous Health in Emergency Medicine
Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education (LIME) Network Connection V 2013: Training Emergency Medicine Specialists: A unique sphere of Indigenous Health and Culturally Competency
Other IHCC Program resources:
What is Cultural Safety?
Promoting Cultural Safety in your ED
Implementing Cultural Safety Initiatives