Many health professionals have little or no knowledge of the post-colonial legacies and cultural values of Aboriginal people, yet the impact of poor understanding undermines respect and compounds communication barriers. In recognition of this and the importance of two-way communication in health care, a project sponsored by WA Country Health Service and Disability Serivces Commission, undertaken by the Combined University Center for Rural Health, has resulted in the development of this program.The package which includes information, videos, activities and links to further resources consists of five self directed learning modules:
This does NOT replace local culture orientation and education programs. Rather, it's a generic program providing a framework of information and associated links that can assist health professionals to develop a deeper understanding of Aboriginal cultural values and practices and promote culturally secure practice.
HETI works closely with local health networks and other public health organisations and clinical training providers to develop and deliver clinical education and training across the NSW public health system.
In 2013 the WACHS Allied Health Clinical Education Program undertook the development of an inter-profession eLearning Package with funding made available by Health Workforce Australia. The online package is free training, covering everything from planning, commencing, carrying and evaluating student placements. Designed for rural and remote allied health and nursing professionals and appropriate for both experienced supervisors and those new to supervision, the course can be completed singularly or together as a whole course. If you are a staff member of the WA Country Health Service access this package from the WACHS intranet.