Culture Everyone has a culture. It shapes how we see the world, others and ourselves. Culture is a defining feature of a person's idenƟty, contribuƟng to how they see themselves and the groups with which they idenƟfy Visible and less visible aspect of culture These aspects of culture, relaƟng to the world view of a parƟcular group of people, will provide us with the most important informaƟon to help us understand a person's cultural needs or acƟons, their aƫtudes and behaviours. These aspects of culture: • give meaning to life • are the driving force behind behaviour and reacƟons. A greater understanding of these influences will provide us with a greater understanding of the individual, making our Ɵme at work easier, more enjoyable and more rewarding. The key aspects of culture found below the surface are: • social interacƟon • beliefs • aƫtudes • values • percepƟons. These aspects are very closely intertwined and overlap. However, we will explore each aspect in more detail by addressing them in turn. Session 2: . All staff must comply with these policies and procedures. Anti-Discrimination Act Racial Discrimination Act Australian Human Rights Commission Act The People of Australia - Australia's Multicultural Policy National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS)Standards Equal Opportunity Legislation Multicultural Access and Equity Policy National Mental Health Plan (Multicultural Mental Health Cultural Competency Tools 2010) These policies clarify the expected behavior of people in the organisation and encourag inclusiveness and acceptance. You will leave the session with a greater understanding of: Your own culture/biases and assumptions the importance of ongoing reflection on your belifs and assumptions Strategies you can use to eliminate bias and discrimination
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