L Geia, James Cook University
K Baird, University Of Technology Sydney
K Bail, University Of Canberra
Lesley M. Barclay, University of Sydney
James E. Bennett, University Of Newcastle
O Best, University Of Southern Queensland
M Birks, James Cook University
L Blackley, Queensland Health
R Blackman, Gidgee Healing
A Bonner, Griffith University
R Bryant, Rosemary Bryant Foundation
C Buzzacott, Rhodanthe Lipsett Indigenous Midwifery Charitable Fund
S Campbell, Charles Darwin University
Christine Catling, University of Technology Sydney
C Chamberlain, La Trobe University
L Cox, Queensland University Of Technology
W Cross, Federation University Australia
M Cruickshank, University Of Technology Sydney
A Cummins, University Of Technology Sydney
H Dahlen, Western Sydney University
J Daly, University Of Sydney
Philip Darbyshire
Patricia M. Davidson, Johns Hopkins University, Curtin University of Technology, University Of Technology Sydney
Elizabeth Denney-Wilson, University of New South Wales, University Of SydneyFollow
R De Souza, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
K Doyle, Western Sydney University
A Drummond, Queensland University Of Technology
J Duff, Queensland University Of Technology
C Duffield, Edith Cowan University
T Dunning, Deakin University
Leah East, University of New England, Deakin UniversityFollow
D Elliott, University Of Technology Sydney
R Elmir, Western Sydney University
D Fergie, Australian Catholic Unversity
Caleb Ferguson, Western Sydney University, Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospital, Blacktown Hospital
Ritin S. Fernandez, University of WollongongFollow
D Flower
M Foureur, University Of Newcastle
Cathrine Fowler, University Of Technology Sydney
M Fry
E Gorman
J Grant, Charles Sturt University
Joanne Gray, University Of Technology Sydney
Elizabeth J. Halcomb, University of WollongongFollow
B Hart, University of Notre Dame
D Hartz, Charles Darwin University
M Hazelton, University Of Newcastle
L Heaton, Western Sydney University
Louise Hickman, University Of Technology SydneyFollow
C Homer
C Hungerford, Federation University Australia
A Hutton, University Of Newcastle
Debra Jackson, University Of Technology Sydney, Oxford Brookes University, Universty of Western Sydney
A Johnson, University Of Newcastle
Margaret Kelly, Sydney Children's Hospital, University Of Technology Sydney, Sydney Children's Hospitals Network
A Kitson, Western Sydney University
S Knight, James Cook University
Tracy Levett-Jones, University Of Technology Sydney, University Of Newcastle
D Lindsay, James Cook University
Raymond W. Lovett, Australian National University
Lauretta Luck, Universty of Western Sydney
Luke J. Molloy, University of WollongongFollow
E Manias, Deakin University
Judy Mannix, Western Sydney University (WSU)
A Marriott, Murdoch University
M Martin
D Massey, Southern Cross University
Andrea McCloughen
S McGough, Curtin University
L McGrath
J Mills, La Trobe University
Brett Mitchell, University of Newcastle
J Mohamed
J Montayre, Western Sydney University
Tracey Moroney, University of WollongongFollow
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Lorna Moxham, University of WollongongFollow
H Northam, University Of Canberra
S Nowlan
A O'Brien, University Of Newcastle
O Ogunsiji, Western Sydney University
C Paterson, University Of Canberra
K Pennington, Flinders University
Kathleen Peters, Western Sydney University, Universty of Western Sydney
Jane Phillips, Universty of Western Sydney, University Of Technology SydneyFollow
Tamara Power, University Of Technology Sydney
Nicholas Procter, University of South Australia
Lucie Ramjan, Universty of Western Sydney
N Ramsay
B Rasmussen, Deakin University
J Rihari-Thomas, Australian Catholic Unversity
B Rind
M Robinson, Murdoch University
Michael Roche, University of Technology Sydney
K Sainsbury, University Of Canberra
Yenna Salamonson, Centre for Applied Nursing Research, Sydney, Ingham Institute For Applied Medical Research, Universty of Western SydneyFollow
J Sherwood, Charles Sturt University
L Shields, University Of Queensland
Jenny Sim, University of WollongongFollow
J Skinner, James Cook University
G Smallwood, James Cook University
R Smallwood, University of New England
L Stewart, James Cook University
S Taylor
K Usher, University of New England
C Virdun, University Of Technology Sydney
J Wannell
R Ward, University Of Southern Queensland
C West, James Cook University
R West, Griffith University
Lesley Wilkes, Universty of Western Sydney
R Williams, Charles Darwin University
Rhonda Wilson, University of New England
D Wynaden, Curtin University
R Wynne, Western Sydney University



Publication Details

Geia, L., Baird, K., Bail, K., Barclay, L., Bennett, J., Best, O., Birks, M., Blackley, L., Blackman, R., Bonner, A., Bryant, R., Buzzacott, C., Campbell, S., Catling, C., Chamberlain, C., Cox, L., Cross, W., Cruickshank, M., Cummins, A., Dahlen, H., Daly, J., Darbyshire, P., Davidson, P., Denney-Wilson, E., De Souza, R., Doyle, K., Drummond, A., Duff, J., Duffield, C., Dunning, T., East, L., Elliott, D., Elmir, R., Fergie, D., Ferguson, C., Fernandez, R., Flower, D., Foureur, M., Fowler, C., Fry, M., Gorman, E., Grant, J., Gray, J., Halcomb, E., Hart, B., Hartz, D., Hazelton, M., Heaton, L., Hickman, L., Homer, C. S. E., Hungerford, C., Hutton, A., Jackson, D., Johnson, A., Kelly, M. A., Kitson, A., Knight, S., Levett-Jones, T., Lindsay, D., Lovett, R., Luck, L., Molloy, L., Manias, E., Mannix, J., Marriott, A. M. R., Martin, M., Massey, D., McCloughen, A., McGough, S., McGrath, L., Mills, J., Mitchell, B. G., Mohamed, J., Montayre, J., Moroney, T., Moyle, W., Moxham, L., Northam, H., Nowlan, S., O'Brien, A. P., Ogunsiji, O., Paterson, C., Pennington, K., Peters, K., Phillips, J., Power, T., Procter, N., Ramjan, L., Ramsay, N., Rasmussen, B., Rihari-Thomas, J., Rind, B., Robinson, M., Roche, M., Sainsbury, K., Salamonson, Y., Sherwood, J., Shields, L., Sim, J., Skinner, J., Smallwood, G., Smallwood, R., Stewart, L., Taylor, S., Usher, K., Virdun, C., Wannell, J., Ward, R., West, C., West, R., Wilkes, L., Williams, R., Wilson, R., Wynaden, D. & Wynne, R. (2020). A unified call to action from Australian nursing and midwifery leaders: ensuring that Black lives matter. Contemporary Nurse, online first 1-12.


Nurses and midwives of Australia now is the time for change! As powerfully placed, Indigenous and non-Indigenous nursing and midwifery professionals, together we can ensure an effective and robust Indigenous curriculum in our nursing and midwifery schools of education. Today, Australia finds itself in a shifting tide of social change, where the voices for better and safer health care ring out loud. Voices for justice, equity and equality reverberate across our cities, our streets, homes, and institutions of learning. It is a call for new songlines of reform. The need to embed meaningful Indigenous health curricula is stronger now than it ever was for Australian nursing and midwifery. It is essential that nursing and midwifery leadership continue to build an authentic collaborative environment for Indigenous curriculum development. Bipartisan alliance is imperative for all academic staff to be confident in their teaching and learning experiences with Indigenous health syllabus. This paper is a call out. Now is the time for Indigenous and non-Indigenous nurses and midwives to make a stand together, for justice and equity in our teaching, learning, and practice. Together we will dismantle systems, policy, and practices in health that oppress. The Black Lives Matter movement provides us with a ‘now window’ of accepted dialogue to build a better, culturally safe Australian nursing and midwifery workforce, ensuring that Black Lives Matter in all aspects of health care.



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