Providing Culturally Safe Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Kathleen Butler, Victoria University

Improve your cultural understanding to provide better care

A culturally capable health workforce is vital to ensure culturally safe services that meet the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to improve their health outcomes.

This course is for healthcare practitioners of all kinds and will guide you through the cultural sensitivities, complexities, and requirements for providing excellent care to people of Indigenous Australian backgrounds.

Understand the importance of respect and communication

Using the right language is a simple yet vital part of good communication. On this course, you’ll develop your understanding of the correct terminology to use when referring to different groups of people.

You’ll also learn about the culture and practices common to different first nations people, demonstrating a clear knowledge that’s key to showing respect.

Explore practical safety, quality, and advocacy in your care

Every patient is individual and will have different needs, but there are many best practice approaches that you can use to provide culturally safe care.

This course will guide you through how to apply effective strategies to care for vulnerable individuals. You’ll also learn to create a care plan based on these best practice approaches.

Reflect on cultural contexts

It’s important to understand and reflect on issues surrounding culture, especially how they relate to engaging with healthcare practitioners.

This course has been created in joint collaboration with Moondani Balluk, Victoria University’s Aboriginal information, services & support unit.

l Dr. Paola Balla’s Moondani Balluk design shows the embodying relationship between the University and Moondani Balluk and the meaning of ‘embracing people’.

This course has been designed for anyone with an interest in promoting culturally safe communications.

It is especially aimed at healthcare professionals looking to meet the healthcare needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

  • 13 September 2021
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