Cultural safety in policy and practice seminar

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

10:00am - 4:30pm

Mabo Room
57 Lawson Crescent Acton
Australian Capital Territory

This seminar brings together key experts in health education to lead discussion of cultural safety in policy and practice. The seminar will explore both what happens in training and the classroom, as well as in health care settings.

Key themes include:

  • Understanding cultural safety, what are the critical elements?
  • Building the case for cultural safety, improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Dealing with resistance – talking about race and racism.
  • Exploring international models of training and lessons learnt.

Policy makers, academics, researchers, educators and health practice leaders are invited to join us for an interactive forum that will include individual presentations and a question and answer style panel. The seminar will feature presenters from both Australia and abroad, who will address a range of topics including cultural safety models, curriculum, pedagogy and assessment.

The seminar is being hosted by the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM) in partnership with the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Adelaide and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS).

Register now through Eventbrite.

Phone 02 6262 5761 for further information.

Seminar convener

Professor Dennis McDermott

Dennis McDermott - Poche Centre for Indigenous Health and Well-Being, Adelaide, at Flinders University

Professor McDermott is the Director of the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health and Well-Being, Adelaide, at Flinders University.  Dennis is a psychologist, academic and poet.  A Koori man, his mother’s family are from Gadigal land (inner Sydney) with connections to Gamilaroi country (north-west NSW).  

Dennis’s teaching and research interests encompass early childhood, social determinants of Indigenous health, racism, incarceration, policy, equity, Indigenous social, spiritual and emotional well-being, workforce development, Indigenous health pedagogy, and the nexus of culture and context in service delivery.

In 2014 he was awarded a National Senior Teaching Fellowship by the Australian Government’s Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT).

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Last reviewed: 7 Apr 2017