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GDEP is about to launch an innovative End of Life Training course - meet the experts for Tier 1

Updated: Sep 29, 2020

As keen-eyed Gentle Readers are aware, a comprehensive and inclusive End of Life Consultant training program is launching soon from GDEP and Dr Annetta Mallon - but what many of you may not know is that there are a variety of experts from Australia and overseas who are contributing their own specialist content to the course to ensure the course is as complete as possible for students. This series of posts will highlight a contributor, and provide an overview of the specialist knowledge and experience they will bring to the learning experience.

Dr Tinashe Dune - Read more here

Sydney, Australia

Specialist: Cultural Competence (CC) and Cultural Safety (CS), disability, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) and marginalised populations.

Dr Tinashe Dune is a Ghanaian-Australian woman with tiny braids that reach just past her shoulders. Tinashe is looking at the camera and smiling.
Dr Tinashe Dune is a senior lecturer with Western Sydney University, and is the kind of teaching and researchacademic who makes learning both fascinating and enjoyable.

Dr Tinashe Dune is a multi-award winning academic in the areas of health sociology and public health. Her research, teaching and practice (clinical psychology) focus on the experiences of marginalised populations. This includes the experiences of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) people, those living with disability, ageing populations, LGBTIQ-identifying people and Indigenous populations.

Dr Tinashe Dune is looking into the camera and laughing. Her smile is beautiful.
Think Cultural Competency and Cultural Safety are dry, boring subjects? Think again!

Tinashe holds a holds a PhD in Health Science from University of Sydney (and is awaiting to be confered a second PhD in Clinical Psychology from University of Wollongong), and is an expert in qualitative research methods, and sexual and reproductive health. She also utilises innovative mixed-methods approaches and interdisciplinary perspectives to support multidimensional understandings of the lived experience, health outcomes and ways to improve wellbeing.

GDEP's students will be able to learn from Tinashe in multiple stages of the course - including the introductory level of Tier 1, as well as later Tiers and in a specialist Masterclass which will become available over the coming months. Tinashe is insightful, and dedicated to professional, respectful interactions will clients and colleagues alike - so you will see what an ongoing and integral approach to genuine cultural competency and safety look like in action. We are most appreciative that Tinashe has taken time from her incredibly busy academic teaching and research schedule to contribute content (including some of her research) to the End of Life Consultant course.

Who is the GDEP End of Life Consultant training for?

Anyone and everyone. From absolute beginners who want a new career in the growth field of end of life work - or someone who wants to better support a person you love at end of life - to seasoned end of life workers, this training is designed to offer new ideas, experiences, stories, and approaches to professional practice and healthy self-care for planners, End of Life Doulas, grief workers, and funeral celebrants, home funeral advocates, and death literacy enthusiasts. Each of the four core Tiers, and the in-depth specialist-subject Masterclasses, draws on multiple perspectives, ensuring that you will be able to offer the best possible standard of care and support for all your client's needs. To register your interest in the course please email or visit the training page on the GDEP website. Let's talk. And learn.

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