90%(40)36 out of 40 people found this document helpful
This preview shows page 2 - 4 out of 7 pages.
5. How could you improve communication with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients or colleagues?
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural SafetyWrite 200 words on the following: Explain the concept of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety in community services and health context. Relationship between cultural awareness, cultural competence and cultural safety. The concept of cultural safety involves the development and acceptance of cultural diversity, in particular for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Cultural safety is about developing culturally relevant and appropriate (according to customs and traditions) programs within the community services and health industries that result in the enhancement of the wellbeing and education of indigenous people. Ideally culturally safe programs would be developed and run by indigenous people however without enough Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people working within the community services and health industries, people from other cultures are attempting to make culturally safe environments. All aspects of cultural awareness, competence and safety need to collaborate in order to provide the best practice outcomes for the health, education and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Cultural awareness involves being aware of other cultures; their history, beliefs and values. When staff have a high level of skills that are based on knowledge about specific cultures this is cultural competence. Cultural safety is the culmination of many aspects that results in interactions between community service and health workers and their Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients being culturally appropriate and the most effective way promote their health, safety, education and wellbeing.Assessment 2Mabo Decisiona. what is the Mabo Decision?The Mabo Decision was a legal decision made by the high court of Australia in 1992. After a ten year battle, on June 3rdEddie Mabo, who had challenged the Australian legal system, won his case to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people asthe traditional owners of the land.b. how has the Mabo Decision affected indigenous law in Australia?The Mabo Decision recognised that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were the first peoples to have land rights within Australia, well before British colonisation and that these land rights should still be upheld. The Mabo Decision lead to the Native Title Act, passed in Australian parliament in 1993, which dictated ways for native titled land to be protected through traditional laws and customs. Many