Leaders in Indigenous Nursing and Midwifery Education Network
CATSINaM was very proud to officially launch the Leaders in Indigenous Nursing and Midwifery Education Network (LINMEN) at the CATSINaM Conference on October 10, 2017. LINMEN is the result of over three years of advocacy by CATSINaM to create an interactive peer support network for nursing and midwifery educators with the overall goal: to improve the quality of cultural safety education and training in nursing and midwifery.
As the network develops, LINMEN will support university Schools of Nursing and/or Midwifery to:
- Develop and share good practice curriculum resources on Aboriginal history, health, culture and cultural safety
- Provide professional development opportunities for nursing and midwifery educators
- Identify and share effective strategies for creating culturally safe teaching and learning environments for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff.
LINMEN will contribute to recruiting and graduating more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurses and midwives and to graduating non-Indigenous nurses and midwives who are better prepared to provide culturally safe health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
Over the next 12 months we will develop a LINMEN resource hub to share good practice resources on Aboriginal history, health, culture and cultural safety and provide professional development and networking opportunities for nursing and midwifery higher educators.
If you would like to know more about LINMEN please contact Phoebe Dent at firstname.lastname@example.org or to become a member, select from below: