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Table 6 Key relational themes found in the AMP principles

From: An exploration of inter-organisational partnership assessment tools in the context of Australian Aboriginal-mainstream partnerships: a scoping review of the literature

Article AMP relational principles/item Themes Elements found in partnership tools
B Respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural knowledge, history, lived experience and connection to community and country. Respect for Aboriginal culture No
TT Ensure non-Aboriginal staff have cultural awareness training and Aboriginal staff have opportunities for professional development. Cultural exchange No
TT Honour Aboriginal ways of building relationships and allowing development of trust over time and mainstream health services Aboriginal Ways No
TT Ensure partnership services are developed in response to needs articulated by the Aboriginal community between Aboriginal. Responding to community needs Yes
B Openness to working differently with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, recognising that the mainstream approaches are frequently not the most appropriate or effective. Yes
RA Local and region specific programs that are tailored to the needs of particular communities rather than “one size fits all” approaches. Yes
TT Ensure the project that is visible to local community and get them engaged. Community engagement Yes
B Commitment to self-determination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Self-determination Yes
RA Genuine engagement with communities in talking about, developing and implementing policies. Yes
RA Long-term investment in strengthening communities at a local level to decide and manage their own lives. Strengthen communities Yes
B Commitment to developing long-term sustainable relationships based on trust. Long term Yes
RA Long-term investment in strengthening communities at a local level to decide and manage their own lives. Long term Yes
RA Active and well-supported Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander led decision-making in program-design. Resourcing No
RA Investment in and support for local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership. Local Leadership No
TT Dedicate time for a development period to build mutually respectful relationships. Mutually respectful relationship Yes
TT Ensure there is equal participation in planning and power sharing. Equal participation Yes
TT Need for motivated individuals (partnership champions), commitment of senior staff, leadership and vision. Leadership Yes
RA Grass-roots, bottom-up approaches that knit together local knowledge within a national framework. Bottom-up Yes
B Shared responsibility and accountability for shared objectives and activities. Shared responsibilities Yes
TT Ensure meetings are held regularly and staff have opportunity to interact and build relationships. Opportunity to interact and build relationships Yes
TT Use a facilitator to openly negotiate historical baggage and different approaches to health/ culture. Have a commitment to work through issues using problem solving processes. Open Communication No
TT Use innovative power sharing methods, such as changes in chairing of meetings, place of meetings, etc. Power sharing Yes
  1. TT: Taylor and Thompson [5]; RA: Reconciliation Australia [83]; B: Burton [33].