Warm Welcome for Federal Funding for Cultural Safety Training for Nurses and Midwives
The Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM), Australia’s peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives, today welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement that it will provide $350,000 in funding support for the development of an online cultural safety training program for nurses and midwives.
The Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM), the national peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives, today welcomes the appointment of Melanie Robinson as the new CEO.
Joint statement - Cultural safety: Nurses and midwives leading the way for safer healthcare
Culturally safe and respectful practice is not a new concept. Nurses and midwives are expected to engage with all people as individuals in a culturally safe and respectful way, foster open, honest and compassionate professional relationships, and adhere to their obligations about privacy and confidentiality.
NMBA and CATSINaM joint statement on culturally safe care
Racial discrimination is well documented as a contributing factor to poor health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM) and the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) are committed to addressing racism and demonstrating leadership to nurses and midwives to ensure they value the needs of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, and promote and provide culturally safe care.
CATSINaM and ACM joint statement on Birthing on Country
A partnership between the Australian College of Midwives (ACM), the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM), the University of Queensland (UQ) and the University of Sydney (USyd) has culminated in the launch of a ground breaking ‘Birthing on Country’ maternal health program.
CATSINaM - Need to keep focus to close the gap media release
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurses and midwives today urged the Federal Government to continue to focus on building the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce to help close the gap.
Ms Anne Maree Maher, the President of the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses (CATSIN), has today announced the appointment of Ms Janine Milera as the new Chief Executive Officer of CATSIN.
CATSINaM is encouring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurses and midwives to use a new innovative website aimed at educating the sector on cultural safety.
LINMEN, a CATSINaM project, is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, and supports nursing and midwifery educators by developing and sharing good practice curriculum resources and curriculum delivery strategies on cultural safety and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, history and culture.
The National Health Leadership Forum (NHLF), comprised of leaders from Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health peak sector has serious concerns with the Government’s Closing the Gap (CTG) refresh process and the way it has been managed by the Department of the Prime Mininster and Cabinet.