Racism in the healthcare system


Summary 

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is committed to addressing all forms of racism in the healthcare system.
 
This position statement focuses on racism experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and members of the primary healthcare workforce. The principles in this statement, however, are applicable to all experiences of racism in general practice and the healthcare system.
 
Last updated September 2018.

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