Improving Indigenous health is front of mind at the APC.
Our commitment is to ensure today’s and tomorrow’s pharmacists are socially accountable.
To explain the passion, dedication and commitment required to improve health services and outcomes that are culturally and socially appropriate, APC’s honorary speaker for the next Emeritus Professor Lloyd Sansom AO Distinguished Lecture Series is the remarkable 2019 NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year, and pharmacist, Associate Professor Faye McMillan from Charles Sturt University.
According to Professor McMillan: ‘When we arrive at a place we have not done so in the absence of life (all encompassing).
“When we talk of being a pharmacist and undertaking this role in the most genuine and thoughtful way, we must acknowledge and respect all of who we are and the impact that has on how we practice our craft.
“As highly trusted professionals within our communities how do we pay homage to all that we are, so that we offer an authentic relationship to those that we are in service to and with? In creating the environment that Yindyamarra (respect/s) the totality of self, how is this reflected in your narrative?
“Through the use of my own narrative I invite others to consider and share their narrative and how we use our own and collective narrative to shape, nurture and be in authentic relationships with ourselves/colleagues and communities” says Professor McMillan.
Join us at the next Lloyd Sansom, AO Lecture Series to learn more about cultural safety and improving Indigenous health outcomes.
Attendance is free; however registration is required for catering purposes.
Associate Professor Faye McMillan is a Wiradjuri yinaa (woman) from Trangie, NSW. Faye is a pharmacist and was named the 2019 NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year. She is a Senior Atlantic Fellow (inaugural Atlantic Fellow for Social Equity) and was a founding member of Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA). Faye currently works at Charles Sturt University (CSU) as the Director of the Djirruwang Program – Bachelor of Health Science (Mental Health). Read more.
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