Our Indigenous vision statement
This Indigenous vision statement is an important and integral part of the faculty’s commitment to addressing the variety of Indigenous social justice, socio-economic disadvantage and health issues, which adversely affect the health of Indigenous Australians.
Sydney Nursing School has an important role in addressing the general lack of awareness and understanding of Aboriginal history, cultural values, community protocols and diversity of Indigenous people. A collaborative consultative process involving all parties needs to be conducted with integrity, cooperation, collaboration and partnership, and with good faith and understanding.
It is about empowering, strengthening and recognising Australian Indigenous peoples’ ideals and cultural beliefs through education, so that we can continue to participate in meaningful debate on the issues of health education.
It is about enhancing and improving the health status and quality of life of Indigenous Australians through the undergraduate and postgraduate programs and research.
It is about ensuring that all nursing graduates of the Faculty will have the necessary knowledge, attributes and understanding of protocols for practising with Indigenous peoples and communities and for creating a better understanding of Indigenous Australians and their health issues.
It is about providing better educational and cultural outcomes for all graduates of the School who can better service the health care for our diverse Indigenous communities.