Extras: Summary of the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights

Patient Power Podcast: Healthcare Rights and Positive Change

Extras: Summary of the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights

Patient Power Podcast: Healthcare Rights and Positive Change

In this snapshot summary of the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights Julie interviews Broni Smith from the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care.

Broni explains in detail what your rights are and how you can use them while receiving healthcare anywhere in Australia. She also talks about how the Charter can be adapted to meet the needs of diverse communities so it is useful for everyone.

Extras with Broni Smith

Julie McCrossin AM

Presenter: Julie McCrossin AM

Julie McCrossin gets people talking. After 20 years with ABC Radio National, ABC TV and Network Ten, she is now a freelance broadcaster and MC.

Julie was treated for HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer in 2013. Julie is an Ambassador for Targeting Cancer and TROG Cancer Research and a member of Cancer Voices SA. Julie hosts the podcast series, The Thing About Cancer and The Thing About Advanced Cancer for Cancer Council NSW. She has also produced and presented many videos in partnership with clinicians and advocates.

Julie has qualifications in the arts, education and law. In 2019, Julie was awarded an OAM for significant service to the community, particularly through LGBTIQ advocacy roles and to the broadcast media.

Broni Smith

Guest: Bronwyn Smith

Broni has a background in the arts and humanities and is also a registered Pharmacist. She has practised community pharmacy in urban and regional areas before completing a Master of Social Development at the University of New South Wales.

Broni has a strong commitment to community development, social justice and a rights-based approach to consumer engagement. She has worked in these fields in the not-for-profit and public sectors.

Broni joined the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care in 2015 and works in the Partnering with Consumers team. In this role she supports health services and clinicians to actively work with consumers in the design, delivery and evaluation of care, and to integrate person-centred approaches. This includes supporting the implementation of the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights and the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards to improve the safety and quality of care for all.

Resources

Patient Power: Healthcare Rights and Positive Change is a Health Consumers NSW podcast and video series.

The series is supported by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care.

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care