RNA Forum 2020 Part 4
The fourth webinar in RNA’s Forum 2020 series featured presentations by refugee health nurses from QLD and VIC.
“Investigation of community health nurses’ experience and use of framework in working with refugee families”
Leeanne Schmidt, CNC Metro South Refugee Health Service, QLD
“Access and barriers to Women’s health care in Bhutanese women”
Jamuna Parajuli, Refugee Health Nurse, Your Community Health, VIC
Caring for people of refugee background who identify as LGBTIQ+
As the number of claims for protection sought on the grounds of sexuality and gender orientation increase and there is an increased awareness of the specific needs of and risks to people of refugee background who are LGBTIQ+, the 2019 RNA Forum hosted two presentations on this topic. Gianna, from True Relationships and Reproductive Health gave an overview of caring for people for people of refugee background who identify as LGBTIQ+ and some of the concepts, terminology and considerations that refugee health nurses should be aware of when providing care. In the second part, Kathryn Gregory, a refugee health nurse with the Mater Refugee Health Service interviews Elfaz on his lived experience of the refugee journey. Audio-only versions of each presentation are available by clicking the button below the video.