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Diversity: Home

Our Northeast Victorian community is diverse and growing, and that growth is resulting in increased demand for our services. It is imperative that we understand and listen to our community, and work alongside them to shape the future of our health service.  Within the Rural City of Wangaratta 16% of residents were born overseas and 1.3% are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander[1] In addition, and in line with the rest of Australia, North East Victoria is ageing on average, with a median age of 45 years.[2]   This library guide provides a collection of resources to support to NHW staff and assist in the provision of culturally, spiritually and inclusively appropriate care to every patient, every time. 

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health resources

 

 

 

 

Ethical guidelines for research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

NHMRC has released two revised guidelines:

Other NHMRC ATSI Reports:

Further information and resources are available on the NHMRC website.

Cultural safety in health care for Indigenous Australians: monitoring framework

This report brings together available data to assess progress in achieving cultural safety in the health system for Indigenous Australians. The framework includes measures on culturally respectful health care services; Indigenous patient experience of health care; and access to health care services. The data are presented at the national, state and regional levels.

More AIHW Indigenous Australian Reports are available HERE

 

Helping to close the gap by providing the evidence base to inform practice and policy in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

  • Promote & Practice - searchable database of Publications, Policies, Program, Resources and Organisations

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Informit Health Collection, and Informit Indigenous Collection are good databases to start looking for articles relating to Australian Indigenous health. If the full text of the article you need is not available in the Indigenous Health database, please submit an article request form.

 

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Anita Cooper 

What is your job at NHW?  I share my time between my roles as Employee Support & Wellbeing Coordinator in Human Resources, and the Aboriginal Health Service Liaison Officer for Community Health.

What does Reconciliation mean for you?  An acknowledgement of history and working together, hand in hand, to develop a mutual respect to influence change. Reconciliation is everyone's business.

What do you like best about living in Wangaratta?  Being close to family, culture and this beautiful countryside.

What's the strangest talent you have?  I can paint with both hands.  Not that I do that much anymore!

What is your favourite saying?  I appreciate you.

Contact:
Tel: (03) 5722 5700 Mobile: 0447 164 626
Anita.Cooper@nhw.org.au or HR@nhw.org.au

Cultural Diversity resources

undefinedThe Australian Government's Department of Health Aged Care Diversity Framework provides guidance for an accessible aged care system for every care recipient..

Gender Equality & LGBTIQA+ resources

Northeast Health Wangaratta is working towards Rainbow Tick Accreditation and inclusive practice for LGBTQIA+ patients, carers, visitors, staff and volunteers.

Rainbow Tick is an accreditation program developed by Rainbow Health Victoria (formerly Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria) (GLHV) in consultation with QIP. Rainbow Tick aims to assist organisations improve the quality of care and services they provide to their LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual) consumers, staff and volunteers.

For further information contact: 
Allison Leatham or Tessa Archbold
Project Officers on 25073 or via email at rainbow.pride@nhw.org.au

Gender Equality Act 2020

The Gender Equality Act 2020 was enacted on 25 February 2020. The Act aims to improve workplace gender equality across the Victorian public sector, universities and local councils. It will also lead to better results for the Victorian community through improved policies, programs and services.

Gender equality benefits people of all genders. The Act aims to level the playing field so that Victorians can have equal rights, opportunities, responsibilities and outcomes.

A list of local, government and support organisations and services available for LGBTIQA+ Individuals is available here on the NHW intranet.

 

 

 

VAHI report: Health and wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer population in Victoria: findings of the Victorian Population Health Survey 2017. The report and associated resources are now available via the Better Safer Care website.

The National LGBTI Health Alliance is the national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people and other sexuality and gender diverse (LGBTI) people and communities.

Jacobs, R. and Ross, S. (2016). National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender And Intersex Mental Health And Suicide Prevention Strategy: A New Strategy For Inclusion And Action. Retrieved from http://lgbtihealth.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/LGBTI_Report_Mental...

The Australian Government's Department of Health Aged Care Diversity Framework provides guidance for an accessible aged care system for every care recipient..

Waling, A., Lyons, A., Alba, B., Minichiello, V., Barrett, C., Hughes, M., Fredriksen-Goldsen, K., & Edmonds, S. (2020). Trans Women’s Perceptions of Residential Aged Care in Australia. British Journal of Social Work50(5), 1304–1323

Waling, A., Lyons, A., Alba, B., Minichiello, V., Barrett, C., Hughes, M., Fredriksen, G. K., & Edmonds, S. (2019). Experiences and perceptions of residential and home care services among older lesbian women and gay men in AustraliaHealth & Social Care in the Community27(5), 1251–1259

Berkman, C., Javier, N. M., Lawton, A., Maingi, S., O’Mahoney, S., & Stein, G. (2020). Experiences of LGBT Patients and Family Members with Hospice and Palliative Care (TH352)Journal of Pain & Symptom Management, 59(2), 432–433. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.12.086

Jacobs, R. and Ross, S. (2016). National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender And Intersex Mental Health And Suicide Prevention Strategy: A New Strategy For Inclusion And Action. Retrieved from http://lgbtihealth.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/LGBTI_Report_Mental...

Wilson, K., Stinchcombe, A., Ismail, M., & Kortes-Miller, K. (2019). LGBTQ2+ aging in Canada: Building the evidence and informing actionCanadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 28(3), 257–260. https://doi.org/10.3138/cjhs.2018-0049

Klein, D. A., Paradise, S. L., & Goodwin, E. T. (2018). Caring for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Persons: What Clinicians Should KnowAmerican Family Physician, 98(11), 645.

Disability resources

 

 

 

 

 

The Disability Services Commissioner (DSC) is an independent oversight body resolving complaints and promoting the right of people with a disability to be free from abuse.

 

 

Disability considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak Download (177.5 kB)


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Northeast Health Wangaratta acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land upon which we stand and pay our respect to the Elders both past & present.

Julie Day | Librarian | Health Sciences Library | Northeast Health Wangaratta | PO Box 386, Green St, Wangaratta, VIC 3677, Australia Tel: (03) 5722 5286 | Email: Library@nhw.org.au