Therapeutic Communication: Resources

RESHAPING CURRICULA: INTEGRATING CULTURALLY DIVERSE/MENTAL HEALTH ONLINE CONTENT TO PREPARE WORK READY HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

This website was developed to showcase media rich online communication resources that focus on mental health and wellbeing for people from Indigenous, migrant and Chinese cultural groups. Through the authentic stories profiled students will gain an understanding of the negative impact that stereotyping and stigma have on people with mental health issues.

Educators can either link directly to the resources or embed parts of each journey into their own learning management system. Instructions are provided in the Resources for facilitators section (at the end of each journey) and the facilitator guide. The educational materials include:

  1. Justin O’Dowd a 20 year old Indigenous man with diabetes and complex mental and physical health problems
  2. Shannon Bycroft a 20 year old Indigenous woman who becomes unwell after the birth of her first baby
  3. Sui Fang an 80 year old Chinese woman who becomes increasingly confused
  4. Migrant and refugee resilience and wellbeing
  5. What do health professionals actually do?

Acknowledgment: Eimear Muir-Cochrane (and team), Flinders University. Funded by the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching.

COMMUNICATING WITH DEAF AND HEARING IMPAIRED PATIENTS

This resource was designed to help healthcare professionals communicate with deaf and hearing impaired patients.  This website provides information on the deaf culture, links to interpreter services, and videos demonstrating some AUSLAN signs.

http://msullivan72.wixsite.com/communicationiskey

Acknowledgment: Molly Sullivan, a former nursing student from the University of Newcastle (used with permission).