Upcoming Webinars

30 May 18

Delivering better care for older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander & Maori peoples: An introduction to cultural safety

This “must-see” webinar brings together three outstanding presenters, to provide an introduction to cultural safety in the delivery of aged care services to older
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander and Maori peoples.

The concept of cultural safety has its roots in the provision of health care and nursing education in Aotearoa (New Zealand), and has been taken up in Australia as a means of promoting social justice and better outcomes for those experiencing inequality. Cultural safety represents a shift from providing care regardless of difference, to care that takes account of people’s unique needs. Cultural safety has been described as the final step on a continuum in which systemic change takes place in an organisation or service, and individual care providers develop an awareness of their own identity and how this impacts on the provision of care.

This webinar will be absolutely invaluable for:

  • Nurses
  • Personal care providers
  • Allied health providers
  • Medical practitioners
  • Managers
  • Others involved in the delivery of residential aged care or home care services


Whether your service is specifically targeted towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, or whether it is a mainstream service which has some Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents or clients, this webinar will help you understand the importance of culturally safe care, and what you can do to work towards cultural safety in your service.

Hear from:

Graham Aitken
Chief Executive Officer
Aboriginal Community Services (ACS) Co-Chair of AAG ATSIAAG

Graham is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Aboriginal Community Services Inc. (ACS) and the Treasurer of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation Community Transport Network. ACS is the largest aged care service provider for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders in Adelaide and South Australia, providing a full continuum of aged care services. ACS has a Community Visitor Scheme that provides visitors to socially isolated Elders. Aged care services and support are provided in Adelaide and the APY lands in the far north of SA, to approximately 500 Elders. Prior to his current role, Graham worked for over 15 years with various Commonwealth and State Government Departments and programs specifically designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. In his last position in Government, Graham was responsible for the administration and funding for all Aboriginal HACC services and programs across South Australia. Graham completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree at Adelaide's Flinders University as a mature aged student with majors in International Business and Human Resource Management and a minor in Business Economics. Graham was born in Oodnadatta in SA far north and his family are Yankunytjatjara. Graham has a passion and commitment to ensure that during the current Aged Care Reforms, all Elders have access to reliable and consistent aged care services, no matter where they might live.



Dr Marama Muru-Lanning
Director, James Henare Research Centre
University of Auckland

Marama is a Senior Research Fellow and Acting Director at the James Henare Research Centre. Marama also advises on elderly health projects in the School of Population Health. Her research is primarily concerned with debates and critical challenges in social anthropology where she focuses on the cultural specificity of iwi-Māori and their unique sense of place and belonging in New Zealand. What distinguishes Marama nationally as a social scientist is her specialization in water, environment and indigenous rights. She currently holds a Royal Society Marsden Research Grant, is on the Board of the Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania and is a Council member of the Journal of the Polynesian Society, New Zealand’s oldest scholarly journal.
Her book Tūpuna Awa: People and Politics of the Waikato River, was published by Auckland University Press in 2016. Marama was awarded a Visiting Chilean Research Fellowship in 2015 and has conducted research with scholars from Pontificia Catolica Universidad examining the impacts of increased privatised geothermal and hydro electricity generation on Mapuche who reside in the Araucania of Chile. She also has research collaborations with other University of Auckland scholars that involve improving the water quality of New Zealand Rivers and investigating the resilience of Maori buildings.
Marama is from Turangawaewae Marae and is of Waikato and Ngati Maniapoto and holds a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Auckland.



Janine Mohamed
Chief Executive Officer
The Congre
ss of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM)

(CATSINaM) is the sole representative body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurses and midwives in Australia. CATSINaM’s primary function is to implement strategies to increase the recruitment and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples into nursing and midwifery professions.
Janine is Nurrunga Kaurna woman who grew up at the Point Pearce mission in South Australia. Over the past 20 years she has worked in nursing, management, workforce and health policy, and project management in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector. Many of these years have been spent in the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Sector at state and national levels. Internationally, Janine has been a delegate at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues on two occasions.
Janine has a passion for both increasing and supporting the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce, in particular, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians in the health workforce; in fact, this has been a primary focus in all of her state and national work. She has initiated and/or managed many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce and governance projects, and has been a representative for both NACCHO and CATSINaM on The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workforce Working Group which she now chairs and is a member of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Health Leadership Forum. Janine has also led and participated in numerous Health Workforce Australia Projects and Committees.



In Collaboration with:

Funded by the Australian Government
through the Dementia & Aged Care Services Fund



Event and Registration Details

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Event Date & Time: Wednesday 30th May 2018 1.00pm - 2.00pm AEST

Registrations Open: 15th May 18 1:00 AM

Registrations Close: 29th May 18 5:15 PM

Places Available: 102

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