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Cultural Responsiveness & Safety

Cultural Responsiveness  

In 2018 Health Workforce Queensland (HWQ) approached Indigenous Allied Health Association (IAHA) to facilitate a Cultural Responsiveness workshop for all HWQ employees.

IAHA Consulting delivers cultural safety training based on an evidence based Cultural Responsiveness Framework. 

The IAHA Cultural Safety training is action orientated, strength-based and focuses on critical self-reflective practice identifying one’s impact on another. It is interactive and centres around three driving principles ‘what do we need to know, who do we need to be and how do we transform behaviours and systems in order to be culturally safe and responsive in meeting the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

HWQ continue to adapt and develop the behaviours and systems to be culturally safe and responsive in meeting the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

 

Useful Links and Information  

Cultural Responsiveness in Action: An IAHA Framework

Australian Human Rights Commission: Access and Equity: Inquiry into the responsiveness of Australian Government services to Australia’s culturally and linguistically diverse population

Diversity and Equality in Health Care: Developing a cultural responsiveness framework in healthcare systems

Queensland Health: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Capability Framework 2010 - 2033

Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs: Queensland Cultural Diversity Policy

Department of the Premier and Cabinet: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Capability Action Plan 2019 - 2022

Cultural Safety

Useful Links and Information  

Queensland Family and Child Commission: Cultural Safety for Aboriginal Children

Worksafe Queensland: Using Cultural Capability to Create Mentally Healthy and Safe Workplaces

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association: Cultural Safety Framework

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare: Cultural Safety in Health Care for Indigenous Australians