Charlatan training: how Aboriginal health workers are being short-changed

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Aboriginal Health Workers receive the lowest pay among community service and health occupations but are assumed to be able to deal with some of the country’s most intractable health problems, argues this report.

Aboriginal Health Workers (AHWs) have been short changed. They have not only been provided with charlatan training but also sold a charlatan role. The amount of training they receive does not match the level of responsibility expected of them, and there are few opportunities for promotion within the profession.

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