The co-design of practical wellbeing measures for the Aboriginal healthcare workforce

Flinders University 2021


Researchers: Professor Mike Kyrios and Professor Sarah Wendt, Joep Van Agteren


The healthcare workforce is at a particularly higher risk of developing work-related psychological stresses. While tools and programs to address workplace stresses exist, they are largely focused on non-Indigenous populations, with no consideration for Aboriginal culture. To delivery appropriate measures and interventions of workforce wellbeing, there is a need to integrate cultural determinants into any tool targeted to Aboriginal healthcare workers. This project aims to investigate specific work-related and culture appropriate aspects to wellbeing and happiness in the Aboriginal healthcare workforce and to co-design an appropriate and practical short-form wellbeing tool to capture these constructs.