Caring for LGBTI people with dementia

Caring for LGBTI people with dementia

This workshop provides insight into the issues facing older people from the LGBTI community. It looks at the societal attitudes which have shaped the lives of older LGBTI people, and how this can now affect their confidence in accessing aged care services.

This course is available in:
SA
Course duration:
3 hours
Suitable for:
All health professionals

Course description

Course Summary

This workshop provides insight into the issues facing older people from the LGBTI community. It looks at the societal attitudes which have shaped the lives of older LGBTI people, and how this can now affect their confidence in accessing aged care services. Opportunities are provided to look at how participants can work in a culturally competent and inclusive manner with the LGBTI people.

Attendees will:
develop and understanding of sexual diversities
gain insight into the live experiences of LGBTI people
develop an understanding of diversity within the LGBTI community
explore the implications a diagnosis of dementia can have for this community
look at ways to better provide services to LGBTI people in an appropriate, respectful and inclusive manner

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For general enquiries about courses in ACT please call Karen Cmiel on 02 6255 0722 or email Karen.Cmiel@dementia.org.au
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