Aunty Matilda Williams-House
Elder and Matriarch Ngunnawal Peoples, Canberra

Why is Cultural Safety Important?

Cultural Safety is extremely important in the professional roles of Nurses and Midwives. Cultural Safety is as critical as clinical safety.
The term ‘Cultural’ is not about cultural identity, ethnicity or traditions. Rather, it’s about the ‘culture’ of power. 

The concept of Cultural Safety:

  • grew from the Aboriginal experience and related specifically to the colonial context of Australia by Aboriginal Nurse leaders
  • includes recruitment and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives.

Watch Adjunct Professor Practice Alison McMillan talk about Cultural Safety

Adjunct Professor Practice Alison McMillan
Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer – Australia

Aunty Dulcie Flower
Erub Nation, Elder, CATSINaM Founding Member

Developed for Practicing Nurses and Midwives

The program is one aspect of your life-long learning towards achieving Cultural Safety and Cultural Humility in Nursing and Midwifery practice.

Watch Aunty Dulcie Flower talk about the Program

Professional Development for Nurses and Midwives 

Nurses and midwives are highly respected professionals of our community providing health care. There is no safe healthcare without cultural safety hence ongoing professional learning is essential. The NMBA supports this program as it provides the opportunity towards continuous professional development.

Program Structure/Outline

Adjunct Professor Annette Symes
Presiding Member – Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA)

Aims of the Program

In this program you will gain:

Program Factors

Enrol in the CURRENT OFFERING of our program

The current offering of Murra Mullangari program commenced on 26th September. We are still accepting late enrolments until 18th December 2022.

Pricing is $495 incl. GST payable via credit card.

The NEXT OFFERING of our program:

The next offering of Murra Mullangari program will commence Monday 13th March 2023.

Early Bird Registration will commence here on Monday 16th January 2023.
The Registration link for this offering will become available here on that date.

Detailed instructions on how individuals can enrol is located HERE

FAQs

You will gain an understanding of the:

  • Origins of Cultural Safety and its components.
  • Cultural Humility model and its components
  • Influences on and implications of Cultural Safety and Cultural Humility in practical settings.
  • Culture of power and its implications in general and within Australia.
  • Significant achievements by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Nursing and Midwifery leadership.
  • Nursing and Midwifery Stakeholder key initiatives regarding Cultural Safety.
  • The power dynamics within Nursing and Midwifery and the implications for
    clients and your practice.
  • A Welcome and Introduction to the Program.
  • Module 1: Understanding Cultural Safety and Cultural Humility.
  • Module 2: Cultural Safety in Nursing and Midwifery.
  • Module 3: Cultural Safety and Cultural Humility in Nursing and Midwifery
    Practice.

Practicing Nurses and Midwives from all career stages, clinical and non-clinical roles and backgrounds.

  • It’s an eight-hour self-paced program to be done over an 8-week period with a digital task as assessment after each Module.
  • You may stop and start as you please during the 8-week period.

A digital badge and a certificate upon completion of the three identified Digital
Badge modules and the assessment tasks.

Continual Professional Development hours = 8.

Institutions/Organisations can bulk purchase enrolment packs, using the relevant link below, to sponsor their employees to be able to enrol into this program. Once purchased they will get a special code to share with their employees to individually register and enrol into the program.

Testimonials from the Pilot

(February 2022)

Enrol in our program

We are excited to announce the second Murra Mullangari program for 2022 commences at 9am Monday 4th July. Pricing is $495   incl. GST payable via credit card

Enrol Now

 

Detailed instructions on how individuals can enrol is located here

(Late Enrolment – allowed until midnight 31st July)
 
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE NEXT OFFERING OF THIS PROGRAM
  • Early bird (with 20% discount) will begin on MONDAY 1st August 2022 for the 26th of September 2022 Offering.
  • Registration will open here on that date.

Help Contact

Should you have any questions or queries related to the program, please phone us on 1300 001 228 OR email catsinam@accessiq.com.au

Detailed instructions on how individuals can enroll is located here

Partners

This Murra Mullangari: Introduction of Cultural Safety and Cultural Humility program is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Indigenous Work Force program

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