Date: Thu 01/11/2018 - Sat 31/10/2020
Optometrist Credits: 2 Cultural Credits
Dispensing Optician Credits: 2 Cultural Credits
Event Type(s): Article, Online
Number: 09 440 6926
This course is intended for anyone working in primary care, secondary care or mental health services. The aim of this course is to build practitioner’s awareness of the settlement challenges faced by migrants; and to develop awareness of the diverse models of health and wellbeing, help seeking behaviours and expectations of healthcare from migrant patients.
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
Become aware of the challenges newcomers face throughout the migrant journey.
Gain insight into the phases of settlement and the acculturation process and its impact on family units.
Broadly understand the explanatory models of health and of migrants’ help-seeking behaviours.
Know what to consider to accommodate health beliefs and faith-based practices.
Know what to consider when raising sensitive issues with migrant patients.
On completing this course you will have greater insight into how the migration process impacts on the health and wellbeing of individuals and family units; better understanding of western and non-western explanatory models of health and how to accommodate these; and developed new skills around how to raise sensitive issues with migrant patients.