What NAIDOC week means to me as a Remote Area Nurse

By Deborah O'Neill, RAN for Rural LAP

#‎NAIDOC2016 is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements.

For me, NAIDOC week is a time to reflect on the honour and privilege of working alongside some of Northern Territory’s most talented, supportive and skilled Aboriginal Health Practitioners.

In remote communities, Aboriginal Health Practitioners are an imperative cultural connection to community and are the vital link allowing nurses to provide culturally safe care.

Over the past six years of working in remote Aboriginal communities throughout the Northern Territory, I have been supported by many talented, well skilled Aboriginal Health Practitioners. This week is the time for all remote nurses to acknowledge the unparalleled support provided by Aboriginal Health Practitioners.