In the North Coast PHN 2021 Community Survey, 32% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participants said they stopped or delayed getting health care because they were unable to access culturally safe services. As Health Professionals, ensuring our practice is culturally safe is essential to increasing First Nation Peoples access to health services and intern, closing the gap.
This Cultural Safety Training is a comprehensive series designed to increase local cultural awareness and develop practical skills to enable health professionals to deliver culturally safe healthcare to their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients on the North Coast.
Delivered in partnership with Ochre and Salt and Corporate Culcha, the training will be delivered in three parts, combining both self-paced online and face-to-face learning. The training is RACGP and ACRRM accredited for 7 CPD Hours.
- Consider Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander experiences of health and illness
- Explain the historical impact on contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- Increase confidence to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within the primary care setting
- Evaluate your practices cultural safety and implement steps to provide culturally safe and acceptable healthcare to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients
- Appraise the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural perspectives as individual and social determinants of health and wellbeing
Module 1: Online
A self-paced eLearning module by Ochre and Salt that must be completed before attending the face-to-face workshop (Module 2). It will take approximately one-hour to complete online. Link provided to registered clinicians one week prior to the workshop.
Module 2: Country Women’s Association, Monday 26 June
A face-to-face cultural excursion that includes a two-hour cultural engagement workshop, catered morning tea and lunch, and a two-hour on-Country Birpai cultural experience.
- 9am – 11:15am – Cultural Safety Workshop
- 11:30am – 1:30pm – On-Country Cultural Experience with Uncle Bill, Birpai Local Aboriginal Land Council
- Module 3: Online
A self-paced eLearning module that must be completed within 6 weeks of attending the workshop (module 2). It will take approximately two-hours to complete. Delivered by Ochre and Salt.
Who should attend?
Primary healthcare professionals, including GP’s, practice nurses and allied health professionals wanting to increase the cultural safety in their practice.