Presentation on theme: "The future of nursing and midwifery – Where are we heading? Leadership and Issues in the Workforce for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses in."— Presentation transcript:
The future of nursing and midwifery – Where are we heading? Leadership and Issues in the Workforce for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses in Australia Faye Clarke Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses
Aims To define Australia’s Indigenous people To describe the role of CATSIN in Australian health care system To demonstrate the need to increase the recruitment and retention of Aboriginal nurses and leaders Barriers to developing leaders in nursing in the workforce and in the education setting Programs designed to assist in Australia Where are we heading?
CONGRESS OF ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER NURSES OUR FORWARD DREAMING The numbers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in nursing and midwifery reflects the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. OUR REASON FOR BEING To increase the recruitment and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in nursing and midwifery.
CATSIN’S Major Focus Areas To develop strategies aimed at increasing the numbers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples into nursing and midwifery, and to retain them in the profession To ensure non-Indigenous nurses and midwives have education and training in our history, health and culture
Number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses (Registered and Enrolled)
What is leadership? Cultural safety Understanding Commitment and passion Persistence Respect
How are leaders made? Emerging Nurse Leaders Motivating Factors Role modelling A cause A desire for a better future
Indigenous leaders Education and research Support from regulatory authorities Recognising the voice of community Many nations Aboriginal activism is good practice Learning from elders
Barriers in the education sector Successfully completing university Risks to success Issues and difficulties Tackling the barriers: Tjirtamai
Barriers in the workforce setting Identification Cultural safety Stresses associated with nursing as a profession Costs of further education Horizontal hostility Workload in Aboriginal health setting Limited number of Aboriginal nurses creates pressure Training opportunities Over-commitment
Working collaboratively Create a critical mass Join forces with other Indigenous organisations in health Work with our non-Indigenous colleagues Improve training opportunities and career paths Mentoring Be creative and always inspire
Conclusion Australia’s diverse Indigenous population includes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people CATSIN’s aim is to increase numbers of Indigenous nurses and midwives Indigenous people face many barriers in the education setting Indigenous nurses and midwives also face barriers in the work place that can impact on their development as leaders Leadership programs are essential to develop our future workforce
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