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Badjurr-Bulok Wilam (the home of many women) aims to provide culturally sensitive support and assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their families visiting the Royal Women's Hospital in Melbourne, Victoria.
The specific objectives of the AWHBU include:
- providing a comfortable space for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their families to relax in the hospital
- ensuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their families understand medical termas and procedures relating to their health care
- liaising between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women with the hospital and relevant external agencies
- advocating where necessary on behalf of Aboriginal women and their families
- proving support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women with respect to their social, emotional and cultural needs
- working with hospital staff to increase cultural awareness and sensitivity of health care services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women
- raising the profile of and promoting issues to do with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women's health within the hospital and broader community.
The AWHBU also provides secondary consultation, training, and education to health professionals working with Indigenous women, and supports the Aboriginal Women's Health associates program at the Royal Women's Hospital through ongoing research, support, and review of the program.
Abstract adapted from the Royal Women's Hospital Victoria
Royal Women's Hospital
Grattan St & Flemington Rd
Locked Bag 300
Parkville Vic 3052
Ph: (03) 8345 3048
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