All employees are welcome to attend one of three Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Awareness forums to be held during April and May.
The forums will run from 5.30pm to 7.30 pm, with one each at Monash Medical Centre, Monash Children’s Hospital and Dandenong Hospital.
The forums are delivered by Dr Ngaree Blow, a Yorta-Yorta, Noonuccal, Goreng-Goreng woman living on Wurundjeri country. She is currently working as Director of First Nations Health for medical education at the University of Melbourne, and completing research in the Intergenerational health team at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.
She has recently been recognised for her work as one of the Australian Financial Review’s ‘100 Women of Influence’. Ngaree is a board member of the Australian Indigenous Doctors Association and has been involved in many First Nations health, research and education roles.
The forums cover cultural safety, the ways culture influences health and informs our healthcare system and explain principles of effective communication with culturally diverse patients.
It also helps attendees understand Reconciliation Action Plans within healthcare systems, recognise their role as health professionals in providing culturally safe practice and understand National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards that focus on Aboriginal Health.
Monash Medical Centre Clayton book here
Monash Children’s Hospital book here
Dandenong Hospital book here