WA Culturally Responsive Care and Hepatitis B


Delivery Mode:
22 Aug
6:00 pm
Community Based Practitioners, Doctors, Hepatitis B s100 Prescribers, Midwives, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists

Course Overview

Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities are growing in Australia. Recent data from the 2022 Viral Hepatitis Mapping Project shows 70% of people living with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) are people born overseas. When supporting people from CALD backgrounds, health professionals may find that clinical presentations and needs vary substantially from Australian-born populations, particularly in terms of Blood Borne Viruses (BBVs). 

With over two-thirds of people in Australia living with CHB born overseas, BBVs can have a dramatic impact on CALD patients’ health outcomes and quality of life. However, only 25.5% of people with CHB receive treatment and care, and migrant and refugee communities can face additional challenges in CHB management, influenced by differences in age, gender, time in Australia, migration, and resettlement experiences. 

This webinar aims to help equip primary health practitioners and other healthcare workers with knowledge and strategies for providing culturally responsive CHB management and care to migrant and refugee patients. 

A panel of experts will engage in an in-depth discussion on hepatitis B for culturally and linguistically diverse populations. The case discussion will focus on the biopsychosocial impacts faced by people from CALD communities living with CHB. This webinar will include live presentations, case studies, and a facilitated panel discussion, allowing attendees to discuss practical strategies with peers and specialists. 


Date, Time & Venue: 

Date: Thursday 22 August 2024

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm (AWST)

Venue: Online via Teams

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Target Audience: 

General Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses and other interested healthcare workers in Western Australia. 


Learning Outcomes: 

After attending these webinars, participants will be able to:  

  • Identify the challenges and barriers experienced by people from migrant and refugee backgrounds who are living with CHB.  
  • Outline the importance of providing culturally responsive and trauma-informed health care, including working with interpreters  
  • Contrast the trajectories of hepatitis B disease in people from CALD backgrounds compared to people born in Australia.  
  • Review effective strategies to improve health outcomes for people from CALD communities living with CHB 


Endorsement and CPD:

This is an RACGP-approved CPD activity under the RACGP CPD Program.

This educational activity will also accrue 1 HBV CPD point. 



This activity is funded by the Western Australian Department of Health. 


For more information:

Please contact ASHM Education at education@ashm.org.au or call 0431 320 429. 


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