Culturally Responsive Practice with Older People in Health and Aged Care Course
Want to learn about how to effectively and sensitively engage with Australia’s ageing migrant and refugee population as a health professional? Sign up for Culturally Responsive Practice with Older People in Health and Aged Care online course. Register here
Developed in partnership with the Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation and supported by the Australian Government, online course “Culturally Responsive Practice with OIder People in Health and Aged Care seeks to be a regular training tool for cultural safety and trauma-informed service delivery for the aged care sector.
The Culturally Responsive Practice with Older People in Health and Aged Care course is designed to complement the skills and capabilities of clinicians and health practitioners working in aged care and health care settings with the knowledge to provide culturally responsive care to older people from migrant and refugee backgrounds. The course is suitable for all clinicians and health practitioners. The material in this course is designed to support the ongoing professional development of clinicians and health practitioners and is mapped against a range of relevant
professional and service standards, as well as the Competency Standards Framework, Culturally Responsive Clinical Practice: Working with people from migrant and refugee backgrounds.
Are you eligible?
The Migrant and Refugee Health Partnership is proud to offer this course as a part of Continuing Professional Development for clinicians and healthcare professionals.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is available for Members of :
– Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
– Australian College of Nursing
– The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
– Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine
– Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation
What it covers
Overview and Relevant Standards
An overview of relevant
professional standards for clinicians and health practitioners, standards for health
service organisations and aged care services, and a reading assignment.
Care across settings
Culturally responsive care when working with older people from migrant and refugee
backgrounds across primary health care setting, residential aged care setting and end-of-life care setting.
Reflections and knowledge base
Overview of key themes, practice reflection questions, short quizzes, and additional
Course Structure and Learning outcomes
- An overview of relevant professional standards for
clinicians, standards for health service organisational
and aged care services, and the Competency Standards
- A pre-course activity.
- A reading assignment .
- Three modules, each focusing on a different health and
aged care setting. Each module is followed by a glossary
of key terms, practice reflection questions and reinforcing quizzes.
- A reinforcing activity.
- Evaluation questions.
- Identify and understand best practice communication techniques and
strategies in the delivery of culturally responsive quality and safe
care to older people f rom migrant and refugee backgrounds.
- Apply flexible and culturally responsive practice towards older
people from migrant and refugee backgrounds.
- Recognise the medico-legal risks when working with older people
from migrant and refugee backgrounds.
- Consider the role of reflexivity and self-awareness within your work
environment to augment culturally responsive care.
- Recognise the impacts of trauma at individual, interpersonal,
community and cultural levels.
- Understand a systems-level approach to facilitating the delivery of
best practice, culturally responsive care to older people from
migrant and refugee backgrounds.
Developed by the Migrant & Refugee Health Partnership and Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation.