Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne
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Nurses and allied health professionals play a critical role in health promotion, disease prevention and delivering primary and community health care. In emergency settings, nurses and allied health professionals are essential to the timely identification and care of patients with medical, surgical and injury related emergencies, working within a wider emergency management team.
In the Asia Pacific, as well as all over the world, the practice of nursing is extremely challenging, especially in emergencies and low-resource settings. There is much work to be done strengthening the allied health workforce in LMIC teams including emergency response, however foreign emergency and support teams have much to contribute in these complex situations alongside their local counterparts.
In this talk we hear from two allied health professionals with their perspectives as part of foreign teams in emergency and low-resource settings in the region. This work has taken them from the recent measles outbreak in Samoa, Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and Papua New Guinea.
This panel is an introduction to Indigenous Futures and Learnings Taking Place, an edited volume with contributions from Indigenous women, women of Indigenous backgrounds, Black, Red, and Brown women, and women whose scholarship is committed to Indigenous matters across spaces and times. Indigenous Futures Taking Place disrupts the common sense of “futures” in education or “knowledge for the future” by examining the multiplicity of possible destinies in coexistent experiences of living and learning.
Taking place is the intention this book has to embody and world multiplicity across the landscapes that sustain life. The book contends that Indigenous perspectives open spaces for new forms of sociality and relationships with knowledge, time, and landscapes. Through Goanna walking and caring for Country; conjuring encounters between forests, humans, and the more-than-human; dreams, dream literacies, and planes of existence; the spirit realm taking place; ancestral luchas; Musquem hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ Land pedagogies; and resoluteness and gratitude for atunhetsla/the spirit within, the chapters in the collection become politicocultural and (hi)storical statements challenging the singular order of the future towards multiple encounters of all that is to come. In doing so, Indigenous Futures Taking Place offers various points of departure to (hi)story educational futures more responsive to the multiplicities of lives in what has not yet become.
The work in the chapters often defies prescriptions of academic conventions, and at times occupies them to enunciate ontologies of the not yet. As people historically fabricated the “women” writers, and their scholarly production critically intervenes on time to break teleological education that births patriarchal-ized and master-ized forms of living. What emerges are presences that undiscipline education and educationalized social life breaking futures out of time.
This event will be lived captioned.
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