The following key messages come out of the Communication Strategy which was developed based on feedback received from a membership survey in late 2013.
The Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives represents Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurses and midwives across Australia.
We provide a voice for our workers in the national arena and support them with relevant information, mentoring and advocacy.
We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people into the profession and support them to stay working within it.
CATSINaM is also dedicated to ensuring all nurses and midwives have meaningful cultural awareness training to ensure they can provide the best care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurses and midwives are a critical part of Australia’s health system and provide high quality care both in mainstream hospital and in Aboriginal health services across the country.
They play a large role in closing the health gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people because they understand the unique needs of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in their care.