Maintaining pedagogical effectiveness: In the face of constraints on Indigenous health curriculum.

Nina Sivertsen, Monica Lawrence, Dennis McDermott

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While it is our responsibility to produce culturally safe graduates with a deep understanding of Indigenous health needs, there are central challenges in curriculum writing for Indigenous health today. Additionally nurse educators also have a statutory responsibility to align curriculum with accreditation body standards. This paper examines the perspectives of 900 students in light of the development, implementation and review of a core Indigenous health subject for first year nursing students in South Australia; one designed to foster practitioners with a nuanced grasp of Indigenous health, despite institutional, financial, and staffing constraints.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventInternational Indigenous health and wellbeing conference 2019: Thinking, speaking, being. First Nations solutions for global change - Darwin, Australia
Duration: 18 Jun 201920 Jun 2019 (Conference program)


ConferenceInternational Indigenous health and wellbeing conference 2019
OtherOur aspiration is that the event will be a place where respectful, provocative conversations can take place about what concerns us today, and what our vision and ambitions are for future generations. We would like these conversations to explore new ways of thinking, speaking and being in the world, serve who we are, promote new ideas, and take a planetary approach. We want to facilitate opportunities for deep thought, for learning from each other, and for planning future action. As an Indigenous space, we want the conference to be an environment where we come together to support each other, where we welcome our non-Indigenous colleagues, and where discussions can be had in safety.
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  • Curriculum
  • Indigenous health
  • Nursing
  • Nurse educators


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