This two day workshop will give you the skills you need to provide quality care and support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a disability, their families and their community.
Who should attend
The course is designed for allied health professionals, nurses, disability workers, primary health care and related workers who work in remote and Indigenous communities.
About the short course
Indigenous Australians are twice as likely as people in the non-Indigenous community to have a disability, and this has resulted in an increased demand for services. This short course/topic will help you further develop your skills and knowledge for working with people with disabilities in this challenging cross cultural context.
The International Classiﬁcation of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), cultural safety disability rights and are presented as frameworks for you to work with people with a disability and their families to enable them to participate as fully as possible within their community. You will learn how to use the ICF to assist in assessment and care planning for people with disability as well as ways to prevent disability using examples of common disabilities. The course will also discuss the changing service context of disability provision in Australia.
At the end of this short course you will be able to
- Describe particular issues facing people with disabilities in remote and Indigenous communities
- Describe different cultural understandings of disability and outline ways to accommodate these issues in service provision
- Apply the principles of cultural safety, disability rights and the framework of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) when working with people with disabilities
- Devise strategies so that your service meets the needs of Indigenous participants in an appropriate way
- Support communities in preventing and reducing disability
- Describe the implications of government policies, particularly Disability Care Australia for your service
Flinders University,Tonsley Centre To be confirmed
Wed August 2 - Thu August 3 2017
Further locations and dates to be advised