Caring for LGBTI People with Dementia

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01 Mar 2018

DTA-7920-03-18 : Caring for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) People with Dementia

This course assists health and aged care workers and organisations provide culturally competent and inclusive care and services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people with dementia.

Start Date: March 1, 2018

There are four modules:

  • Module 1 explores the range of sexual diversity within the Australian population. The key learning outcomes are to increase awareness of the term LGBTI and increase knowledge of key terminology.
  • Module 2 explores the lived experiences of LGBTI people. The key learning outcomes are to increase understanding of the discrimination experienced and raise awareness of some of the key issues that are still present today for by LGBTI people.
  • Module 3 highlights some of the considerations of care for older LGBTI people with dementia. The key learning outcomes are to improve awareness of the issues of health and wellbeing of LGBTI people, increase understanding of the considerations for providing care and to increase basic awareness of dementia and how it may impact on LGBTI people.
  • Module 4 identifies how organisations can become more LGBTI inclusive. The key learning outcomes are to raise awareness of the strategies organisations can use to become more culturally inclusive and to increase understanding of the resources that can support organisations to become more LGBTI inclusive.

Each module includes videos, readings and a quiz.

Why should your organisation become LGBTI Inclusive?

  • To improve the health and wellbeing of residents and clients
  • To improve the awareness and knowledge of the workforce
  • To become one of the leaders in the sector in responding to the needs of LGBTI people

If your organisation achieves the formal Rainbow Tick Accreditation, it will be listed on a national register as an LGBTI-inclusive organisation.

Upon the successful completion of all four steps, learners are presented with a certificate confirming their participation in the program.

This course is estimated to take 6 hours to complete.

Learning Outcomes

By completing this program, participants will be able to:
  • describe the term LGBTI and key terminology
  • understand the discrimination experienced and some key issues still present for LGBTI people
  • increase basic awareness of dementia and how it may impact LGBTI people.
  • identify care considerations of older LGBTI people with dementia
  • identify how organisations can become more LGBTI inclusive
  • access resources that support organisations to become more LGBTI inclusive.

Professional Value

You must complete each step before you can access a short evaluation and print a certificate of completion. You may be able to use the certificate as acknowledgement for Continuous Professional Development.

Use the button below to express your interest in registering for this course. You will receive instructions regarding how to begin the course just prior to it's start date.

Email: dtasupport@zendesk.com

Phone: +61 2 4221 5555

  • Registrations Open: 26 Sep 2017
  • Registrations Close: 28 Feb 2018

If you don't already have a DTA account, you will need to create one before registering

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  • Person Sandra Jeavons
  • Address Queensland University of Technology
    Kelvin Grove 4059

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Dementia Training Australia is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Dementia and Aged Care Services fund.

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