Increase your Indigenous cultural awareness and sensitivity for better healthcare outcomes

In collaboration with Emma Leehane (Nangala Aboriginal Cultural Education), the PMCV has developed a cultural awareness training module with a focus on Indigenous Australian culture and associated healthcare issues and considerations.

Indigenous Cultural Awareness Workshop – February 2022

Wed 16th Feb 2022, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm AEDT

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The training provides cultural awareness education that:

  • Includes an overview of the key issues relevant to the development of a culturally safe health service environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

  • Leads to an increase in culturally safe and sensitive practice amongst health care professionals

Meet Emma Leehane, BA/BT

Emma Leehane is a Yorta Yorta woman of mixed decent and a Ballarat girl born and bred. Her field of expertise is education and she has been teaching in various capacities for the past 20 years. Emma has taught around Australia as a classroom teacher and in two roles as an Indigenous Education Officer.

She is currently working for Ballarat Health Services in the role of Team Leader of the Aboriginal Health Team. Her team is dedicated in providing culturally safe healthcare for their community and work closely with staff to strive to continually improve the pathways for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in the health system. They also work closely with their colleagues to assist them in delivering culturally appropriate and effective clinical care.

Emma is passionate about her community and culture. She feels it is important for them to unite and stand strong to support each other across the nation and educate those around her of the significance of one of the oldest living cultures as a part of Australian society.

How to register for the Indigenous Cultural Awareness workshops

This workshop is available for virtual delivery as a two- or three-hour course session. Interested healthcare services can contact the PMCV below  for booking information:

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