Reshaping Curricular: Integrating culturally diverse/mental health online content to prepare work ready health professionals: Final Report

Eimear Muir-Cochrane, Tracy Levett-Jones, Cobie Rudd, Margaret McAllister, Daryle Rigney, David Gillham, Wendy Edmondson, Patricia Barkway, Debra O'Kane, Christine Palmer

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    Abstract

    Health professionals need to be able to assess mental health problems, as well as communicate effectively with people from different cultures. Over 27% of Australia's population is from migrant and refugee backgrounds with another 2.5% being Indigenous. One in five Australians will experience mental illness, with significant psychiatric morbidity for Indigenous Australian and culturally and linguistically diverse communities. As such, all health professionals will encounter these groups in providing care to them. Interprofessional education that integrates mental health and culture has been lacking in undergraduate health programs. This project addressed the priority area of Curriculum Design through the development, evaluation and dissemination of online guided learning journeys to prepare health science students in the interprofessional mental health assessment and management needs of specific cultural populations. Undergraduate students from nursing, psychology and health sciences will gain clinical and cultural mental health competence as they engage in simulated online interdisciplinary communication to provide culturally sensitive care.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationCanberra
    PublisherAustralian Government Office for Learning and Teaching
    ISBN (Electronic)9781760288044, 9781760288051
    ISBN (Print)9781760288037
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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