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Skip to 0 minutes and 17 seconds Do you work or study in the field of health or human services? No matter what area you’re in, chances are you’ll provide care and services to Australia’s First Peoples, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and you have an important role to play in improving and transforming healthcare services. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are strong, resilient, and proud, but did you know?… In terms of health, education and employment, our people are more disadvantaged. It is well known that our people are more likely to get sicker and die earlier than other non-Indigenous Australians. To help close this gap, the Australian government has developed an educational framework consisting of five cultural capabilities to equip you in providing safer healthcare for Australia’s First Peoples.
Skip to 1 minute and 4 seconds In this course, we’ll help you develop these capabilities so you can apply them in your workplace, and you’ll learn why building relationships and working in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is foundational to providing culturally safe health care. You’ll be guided by leading academics in Aboriginal health, Professors Roianne West and Gregory Phillips, as well as industry experts from various areas of the health and human services industry. Learn why social determinants of health are important, why history’s important, why communication styles and cultural community protocols are critical to good healthcare delivery and good health outcomes.
Skip to 1 minute and 46 seconds Dedicated to closing the gap, Griffith University’s First Peoples Health Unit is an influential leader with a health plan to improve the well being of First Peoples. We’ve been doing a piece of work which ensures that all of the health graduates at Griffith University have the necessary skills and attributes to be able to work effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. We also focus on ensuring we increase Indigenous people coming out of the university system. The best learning that can happen in any environment is an Indigenous and non-Indigenous working alongside each other. Take this important step with us in becoming more culturally capable. Join now, and together we will work towards providing safer health care for Australia’s First Peoples.
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