What mentoring support aged care staff require
Whilst the eMentoring project was aimed at indigenous aged care staff, very few people volunteered to take part. It goes without saying that we should have consulted more thoroughly with indigenous workers before we even started the project, so we're doing things back to front. Nevertheless, what we would like to know is:
- what mentoring support do indigenous aged care staff want and need?
- how can Aged Care Queensland facilitate mentoring support, if it is required?
- how would staff prefer to receive mentoring support - face-to-face, electronic or a mix?
- what are the barriers to eMentoring?
- how can Aged Care Queensland break down the barriers to eMentoring?
We are developing an agenda for the forum with indigenous advisers. Our plan is for an informal discussion, focus group approach to seeking information. The other part of the forum is to run a computer skills workshop.
Seeking ideas and advice
I have not worked with aboriginal and Torres Strait people before. The last thing I want to do is offend anyone or go about things in an inappropriate way. In particular, I hope to make the computer workshop as user-friendly as possible. So I would especially appreciate any ideas or advice about how to approach the computer skills workshop.
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