Online dementia course

Caring for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people with dementia

3 hours

4 weeks

Cost free

Certificate of Completion

Become culturally competent in caring for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people with dementia.

Suitable for people working in:

Respite Care , Palliative Care , Emergency Care , Mixed , Community Care , Residential Care , Acute Care , Primary Care

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About this Course

This course aims to assist workers across the health and aged care sectors to become culturally competent in caring for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people with dementia.

Learning Outcomes

By completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the term LGBTI
  • Describe key terminology around gender, body, sexual and identity diversity
  • Describe the discrimination experienced by LGBTI people
  • Increase awareness of some of the key issues that are still present today for LGBTI people
  • Increase awareness of LGBTI health and wellbeing issues
  • Explain the considerations for providing care for LGBTI people
  • Increase awareness of dementia and how it may affect LGBTI people
  • Describe the strategies organisations can use to become more culturally inclusive
  • Describe the resources available to support organisations to become more LGBTI inclusive

In this course, you will complete the following modules:

MODULE 1

Introduction to LGBTI people

This module explores the sexual diversities within the Australian population.

Introduction to LGBTI people

MODULE 2

Lived experiences past and present

You will learn about the shared history that older LGBTI people have lived through, as well as well as deepening...

Lived experiences past and present

MODULE 3

Considerations of personal care for older LGBTI people with dementia

In this module we highlight some of the considerations of care for older LGBTI people with dementia.

Considerations of personal care for older LGBTI people with dementia

MODULE 4

Implementation to practice

Discover how organisations can become more LGBTI inclusive.

Implementation to practice

Continuing Professional Education

Completion of this course provides 3 hours of continuing professional education. A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion.

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  • Increase your knowledge of dementia
  • Ongoing access to review course content
  • Real life examples to help you put knowledge into practice
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