The promotion of a tolerant workplace that not only accepts human diversity but nurtures it, can enable everyone to thrive in a healthy and supportive environment.
- Explore and reflect on the concept of cultural diversity
- Consider the richness that cultural awareness presents for our healthcare workforce
- Reflect on what this means for you personally
- Consider your own culture and the influence it has on both your sense of 'self' as well as your behaviour.
- Reflect on the importance of cultural diversity in your workplace.
- Promote a healthy and tolerant workplace where diversity thrives.
This cultural diversity module is intended for all staff commencing at any level in the healthcare sector.
Validation of learning
- A card or letter from a patient thanking you for your care
- A blog post you have posted about this topic
- A reflective, de-identified story about how you have implemented your learning
- An appraisal that demonstrates your cultural sensitivity
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Associate Professor Faye McMillan is a Wiradjuri yinaa (woman) from Trangie, NSW. Faye is a Senior Atlantic Fellow for Social Equity (inaugural cohort) and was a founding member of Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA). Faye works at Charles Sturt University (CSU) as the Director of the Djirruwang Program – Bachelor of Health Science (Mental Health). Faye holds a Doctor of Health Science, a Master of Indigenous Health Studies, Bachelor of Pharmacy and is Australia's first registered Aboriginal Pharmacist, Faye also holds Graduate Certificates in Indigenous Governance from the University of Arizona (USA) and Wiradjuri Language Culture and Heritage, and a Graduate Certificate in Education from the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. In 2018 Faye was a finalist in the NSW Women of the year awards, in 2017 Faye was recognised in the Who's Who of Australian Women and in 2014 Faye was included in the Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 women of influence.