About the LINMEN resource hub

The LINMEN resource hub contains resources related to cultural safety, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, history and culture and curriculum development and delivery for nursing and midwifery educators.

The resources available on the resource hub have not been formally reviewed and we ask users to use their own judgement with respect to the quality and usefulness of the resource. In order to not infringe copyright the full text of some resources is not available through this website.

We welcome submissions of resources from LINMEN members on:

1) curriculum content and associated resources,

2) curriculum delivery strategies and guidelines, and

3) strategies for creating culturally safe learning and teaching environments.

You will be formally acknowledged for any resources shared and if you have concerns about intellectual property or copyright please contact us on linmen@catsinam.org.au. For further information about copyright and external sources used within the resource hub please refer to our Terms and Conditions.

Topics

The LINMEN resource hub is categorised into seven key topics which are based on the themes of the Nursing and Midwifery Aboriginal and Torres Strait Health Islander Health Curriculum Framework and other topics relevant to the work of LINMEN such as curriculum development and delivery and the recruitment and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff.

The LINMEN resource hub topics are:

  1. Cultural safety
  2. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, history and culture
  3. Community partnerships
  4. Clinical practice and service delivery
  5. Recruitment and retention
  6. Indigenous knowledge and pedagogy
  7. Curriculum development

Topic descriptions

Cultural safety

1. Cultural safety

Cultural Safety is Theme 1 in the Nursing and Midwifery Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Curriculum Framework. This topic contains resources related to:

  • self-reflexivity and its crucial role in facilitating culturally safe health service delivery
  • different forms of racism and their impact on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, families and communities
  • white privilege and its influence on relations between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Australians, both historically and in contemporary Australia
  • communication in a respectful and culturally safe manner with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • social justice, human rights, decolonisation and the social determinants of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, history and culture

2. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, history and culture

This topic relates to Health Curriculum Framework Theme 2: History and diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the post-colonial experience, and implications for population health and health care practice. It contains resources related to:

  • the history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia
  • key stages since European invasion/colonisation and implications for contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health experiences
  • the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and implications for health care practice
  • current demographic and health statistics for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • how population health and health workforce policies and strategies compare with the needs of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population, and implications for health service delivery.

 

Community partnerships

3. Community partnerships

This topic relates to the Health Curriculum Framework Theme 3: Partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals, organisations and communities. It contains resources related to:

  • the historical development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled health services, health initiatives, and health professionals, and the impacts on the Australian health care system
  • strengths-based approaches to facilitating partnerships in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

 

4. Clinical practice and service delivery

This topic relates to the Health Curriculum Framework Theme 4: Clinical practice, service delivery and achieving culturally safe health care systems. This category contains resources related to:

  • clinical practice and service delivery factors in the Australian health system that impact on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • features of nursing and midwifery professional culture that impact on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • the importance of growing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nursing and midwifery workforce, and the role of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurses, midwives and other health leaders in effecting needed change
  • their role as nurses and/or midwives in achieving culturally safe health care for and with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

 

5. Recruitment and retention

This topic relates to a long-term goal of LINMEN to increase the recruitment and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff in nursing and midwifery. It contains resources related to:

  • Recruitment and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff
  • Recruitment and retention of nurses and midwives in education and the workforce

 

6. Indigenous knowledge and pedagogy

This topic includes resources related to embedding Indigenous knowledge and pedagogy into education and nursing and midwifery education.

 

7. Curriculum development

This topic includes resources to support curriculum development and curriculum delivery strategies and guidelines. It contains overarching guiding documents on curriculum such as the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Curriculum Framework and its adaption for nursing and midwifery. This topic contains resources related to:

  • Curriculum frameworks or guiding documents for curriculum development
  • Examples of curriculum development

Resource type descriptions

Each resource in the hub is also categorised by its media type. The media types for the LINMEN resource hub are:

  • Online
  • Audiovisual
  • Journal article
  • Book
  • Report

Online

The ‘online’ media type includes any online sources i.e website, online training module, powerpoint presentations posted online, online resource packages, case studies published as web based content only. This media type does not include reports or publications that are available online but are published as separate documents i.e downloadable pdfs or word documents.

Audiovisual

The ‘audiovisual’ media type includes any audiovisual material such as online videos, documentaries, radio broadcasts, pod casts, etc.

Journal article

The ‘journal article’ media type includes any content or articles published in a Journal.

Book

This media type includes any published book.

Report

The ‘report’ media type includes any reports, publications, policy documents, frameworks or case studies published as separate documents in hard copy, online, or both.