103465 - Webinar - Women’s health across cultures: enhancing your approach
- : Online
This activity aims to discuss culture and how it impacts on health. What does it mean to provide culturally safe practice? How does communication and health literacy impact on the provision of health care?
This webinar will explore these important discussion points relating to working with women from multicultural and multifaith backgrounds, and include strategies to enhance your practice.
Australia has one of the most diverse migrant populations in the world, with more than 28% of the population coming from a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background. The Australian health system struggles to provide accessible and culturally competent care, resulting in lower rates of utilisation of existing health services and this in turn contributes to the disparities in health status of CALD populations. It is crucial that Australian GPs and health professionals have an understanding of how profound cultural divides can be as well as the ability to acknowledge that the culture of medicine influences the way they think and the way they interact with, and care for, their patients. Everyone has complex multiple identities that play out on interpersonal, organisational and structural levels so reflecting on their own position is crucial to providing culturally appropriate care.Learning outcomes