Cultural Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

Type: Video 33 mins
Supporting Aged Care Quality Standard: 1

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.

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 Form

Blank AssessmentPDF | File size: 527Kb

NUNGOO NGICH, DUNGA NGICH. SEE ME, HEAR ME BOOKLET AND FILM.

This booklet and film show the history of the first part of this project. The documentary film aims to raise the awareness of staff about the importance of cultural safety in optimising the care of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with dementia in residential aged care facilities.

HandbookPDF | File size: 1MB VideoMP4 | File size: 407MB


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