Cultural Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
The Cultural Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is a unique document designed to record important cultural and life information, and build rapport between health professionals and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person with dementia and their family.
Ideally the cultural assessment is a ‘living document’ where the assessing health professional, family and person with dementia can document important family and community relationships, connections to ‘country’, and the life history of the person with dementia in an Aboriginal historical context. Reflections from this document can be used to help maintain important cultural connections, plan care and inform environmental considerations for the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person in aged care.
DTA strongly advises that you attend an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Awareness course in your local area before using these documents. Check the Events Page on our website for workshops coming to your area
Guide For Health Professionals
This booklet is a ‘refresher’ for health professionals who have attended a DTA Cultural Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with dementia workshop. It gives a quick overview of how to undertake a cultural assessment and background reading to assist in achieving this.HandbookPDF | File size: 2MB
Cultural Assessment For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People – Completed Example
This is an example of how the assessment could be completed using the case study found in the ‘Guide’.Example AssessmentPDF | File size: 725KB
Cultural Assessment For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People – Blank Assessment Record
uThis is a six page A4 sized brochure which assists in undertaking and documenting a cultural assessment. It can be printed, and small quantities can be requested from Dementia Training Australia. Send a request to the Western Australian office via the DTA Contact FormBlank AssessmentPDF | File size: 527Kb