“DANMM that’s good!”: Evaluating the feasibility and acceptability of the Deadly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nursing and Midwifery Mentoring (DANMM) Program across rural, regional, and metropolitan NSW

Prize: GrantSuccessful


Chief Investigators: Mr Peter Fernando- MLHD Chief Investigator, Dr Jessica Biles- Chief Academic Investigator
Associate Investigators- Mr Troy Pietsch, Dr Brett Biles, Dr Bradley Christian, Associate Professor Grant Sara, Associate Professor Faye McMillan, Mr Nathaniel Alexander, Associate Professor Linda Deravin, Dr Tara Flemington, Associate Professor Judith Anderson, Dr Shanna Cargill
This project will determine the feasibility and acceptability of a cultural mentoring program designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurses and midwives across five diverse local health districts (LHDs). We know that improving cultural capacity leads to a more culturally safe health service for both employees and patients. We currently have no indicators on what is considered a culturally safe workplace for NSW Aboriginal nurses and midwives. DANMM will provide NSW health a footprint on what constitutes a culturally safe workplace. With nurses and midwives comprising 57% of the overall health workforce, this project has the potential to impact the overall cultural capability of the nursing and midwifery workforce in the five LHDs. this project will impact patient care which in turn will impact Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations
The Nursing Workplace Satisfaction Questionnaire will assess whether a cultural mentoring program moves the level of satisfaction and retention of Aboriginal nurses and midwives
Through the Ganngaleh nga Yagaleh cultural safety assessment tool determines what constitutes a culturally safe workplace for Aboriginal nurses and midwives.
Understanding what program elements influence success (identification of what program aspects influenced success through participants and key stakeholder feedback (qualitative and quantitative).
Through the Organisational Commitment and Health Professional Program Readiness Assessment Compass (OCHPPRAC) and pre/post qualitative interviews with LHD’s key leadership stakeholders will identify what organisational factors influence cultural capability in participating LHDs.
Degree of recognitionNational
Granting OrganisationsNSW Ministry of Health