Incontinence affects a range of people, including Aboriginal men and women living in remote communities of Central Australia. The condition can be a difficult topic to describe for people who speak English as second or third language, or who do not speak English at all. When left unmanaged, it can impact on a person’s health and well-being.
To overcome language, cultural and health literacy barriers, NT PHN has produced a sketch video that can be used by health practitioners working in remote communities. The short video describes incontinence – who it affects, its causes, symptoms and where to get help. It is available in English and with both male and female narrators in four indigenous languages:
- Western Arrernte
The resource is designed to support communication between the patient and health practitioner and is not a diagnostic tool. A User Guide for health practitioners is available.
The sketch videos can be downloaded or provided on a USB device on request.
Health Stream Coordinator – Safia Desai
Female Sketch Video - English
Female Sketch Video - Pitjantjatjara
Male Sketch Video - Pitjantjatjara
Female Sketch Video - Western Arrernte
Male Sketch Video - Western Arrernte
Male Sketch Video - Alyawarre
FemaleSketch Video - Alyawarre
Male Sketch Video - Warlpiri
Female Sketch Video - Warlpiri