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This project was being undertaken at the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) at Flinders University to identify the key antecedents and consequences of stress, burnout and wellbeing among Indigenous and non-Indigenous AOD and generic health workers who see a high proportion of Indigenous clients.
Participants and key stakeholders indicated that they were pleased to have been provided with this unique opportunity to give their opinion on how being an Indigenous worker and working with clients on AOD issues, impacts on them personally. The following is a typical example of some of those comments: “I’ve been working in this field for 18 years and this is the first time we as workers have ever been asked to tell our story.”
The primary aims and objectives of the project were to:
The project included: