28 Nov 2017

LGBTI e-learning course ‘a step in the right direction’

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A new short, online and free course aimed at assisting workers across the health and aged care sectors become culturally competent in relation to working with Lesbian Gay Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Questioning (LGBTIQ) people with dementia, that kicked off in October, has been welcomed with open arms and positive feedback.

Run by Dementia Training Australia (DTA), the LGBTIQ Dementia Training e-Course offers supported training to assist health and aged care services and organisations to become more inclusive of LGBTIQ people in their service provision.

The first of the ongoing six-week courses, which take just six hours to complete, commenced in October with DTA Director Professor Elizabeth Beattie calling it a success with 166 enrolments and 144 completions of the course.

“The course was developed in response to increased awareness and need for inclusive services for LGBTI people living with dementia,” she says.

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