The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet Advisory Board EOI
The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet is seeking expressions of interest from young Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people to join its national Advisory Board. The Advisory Board provides strategic advice and guidance to the HealthInfoNet Director to ensure that it continues to provide support to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector workforce. The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet undertakes knowledge exchange research activities to summarise, synthesise and analyse the available research and other information and make it available to the health sector workforce in ways that are timely accessible and relevant. https://healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/
Youth representatives will provide important feedback from a young person’s perspective to guide the strategic and operational activities of the HealthInfoNet. The youth representatives will join the Advisory Board of senior Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other health experts from throughout Australia. https://healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/about/governance/advisory-board/
Applications are due by 26 February 2021. The EOI is attached and there are more details here
Foot Forward Facilitator Training EOI
Foot Forward Facilitator Training EOI - Aboriginal and Torres Islander Australians experience four times the rate of diabetes compared to non-Indigenous Australians Due to increasing prevalence of diabetes, the risk of diabetes-related foot disease is likely to increase and this requires a solution to support the prevention of diabetes-related foot ulceration and ultimately the risk of amputation
Foot Forward has developed an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander focused Health Worker education program to support the growing needs of indigenous communities. It is modelled on a train-the-trainer concept where existing clinicians within the community are trained to deliver the program to up-skill and support local healthcare workers and promulgating diabetes-related foot disease awareness
This project is about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collaborative Leadership Participation and Enactment in Health and Wellbeing.
Gaining Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander insights into:
What is meant by collaborative leadership in an Indigenous context; and
What are the strengths and barriers experienced in enacting and participating in collaborative leadership in health and wellbeing.
If you are interested in participating or would like to know more, please contact Jacob Prehn: Jacob.Prehn@utas.edu.au and arrange a time to undertake an interview via Zoom, Skype, or Telephone. It is anticipated that interviews will take approximately 30 minutes.
Please note this study has been approved by the Tasmanian Health and Medical Human Research Ethics Committee (Project ID: 21894).
Aboriginal Australian women’s experiences and narratives in maternal care
Research considering Aboriginal Australian women’s experiences and narratives in maternal care.
Fieldwork remotely and hoping to speak with women who are currently pregnant via Skype and Zoom, as well as hold a creative writing workshop about their experiences of prenatal care.
Thank you for reading! Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. I'm happy to chat more about my project if you're interested in hearing more as well!
Alexus Davis, MSc
Neonatal outcomes during and after the 2019/2020 Australian bushfires
The University of Newcastle’s Medical program is undertaking research into the effect that the 2019/2020 Australian bushfires had on neonatal outcomes born to women in New South Wales, Australia. They hypothesise a causal relationship between women exposed to high levels of PM2.5 and stillbirth rates, changes in birth weight (controlling for gender), and a decrease in gestation age of the neonate.
We are inviting nurses, as part of a larger study of clinicians in different clinical settings, involved in the care of children with serious long-term medical conditions, to take part in an interview. We want to find out how clinicians disclose information to children about their serious medical conditions both directly and via their parents. This arm of the project will form the main study for a PhD project being conducted by Ms Mandy El Ali through the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne.
A study to explore the experiences of our (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) newly graduated registered nurses – registered for a minimum of six months. This study will utilise an Indigenous research methodology – a collaborative yarning approach to explore the challenges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduate registered nurses face during their transition to professional practice. In doing so I will also explore how universities have contributed to their transition to professional practice. This study will also explore the graduates’ perceptions of preparedness for the workforce and the reality in their first year in practice. The participants will be recruited from across Australia.
Your participation in this research project will involve:
· Participating in a yarning session about your experiences as a graduate nurse/midwife, which will last approximately one hour;
· During the yarning you will be asked to write key words and phrases about your experiences on a paper or electronic white board, which we will collect and store securely for analysis.
The researcher is situated in Western Australia. Yarning sessions can be conducted online (via Zoom) or one-to-one, as per your comfort and suability .
If you are based in eastern states online Zoom sessions will be arranged. For western Australian participants, the mode of sessions will be according to the participant preference.
The code of ethics for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research will be adhered to in line with the six core values – spirit and integrity, cultural continuity, equity, reciprocity, respect, and responsibility. The study will be conducted in a culturally, spiritualty, emotionally and socially appropriate manner, in conjunction with the core values.
This study will aid in preparing future Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduate registered nurses, who successfully transition into the workforce. This study will help to improve the health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, by improving retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurses in the health care.
If you are willing to participate, please indicate your willingness by sending an expression of interest to the email address provided below.
The participant information sheet and consent form will be emailed to you after receiving expression of interest are attached with the email.