Optometry Australia is committed to supporting members to provide culturally safe eye care services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and is delighted to be partnering with Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) to deliver this webcast, which aims to provide an overview of your role in ensuring culturally safe eye care for your patients.
During this webcast, participants will be introduced to key capabilities within the IAHA Cultural Responsiveness Framework and providing clear and thorough responses to a core question: “What do we need to know, be and do in order to be culturally responsive within optometry practice?”
Cultural responsiveness has cultural safety at its core. Cultural responsiveness is what is needed to transform systems; how individual health practitioners work to deliver and maintain culturally safe and effective care. It is about the approaches we take in engaging with people and how we act to embed what we learn in practice.