NUR3030 Indigenous Health and Cross Cultural Care
Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in Program: BNUR
The purpose of this course is to enable students to recognise inequalities in the health status of individuals, families, or groups and to learn about effective cross cultural communication to gain a better understanding of their health needs. Particular interest will be given to, a) the inequities that remain in Indigenous health status as compared to their non-Indigenous counterparts and,b) the skills and knowledge that nurses need to develop to work with people from cultures other than their own. In undertaking this course the student will utilise the principles of Primary Health Care to propose strategies in collaboration with these individuals, groups or communities to enable them to have equal access to affordable, equitable and appropriate health service provision to meet their needs. This course explores the effectiveness of cross cultural communication in multi-disciplinary and intersectoral nursing practice which is 'people centred' rather than 'disease centred'.