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The Importance of Cultural Awareness in Aged Care

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The Royal Commission into Aged Care found that aged care services are not meeting the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse residents, stating that the existing system cannot adequately provide care that is ‘non-discriminatory and appropriate for people’s identity and experiences'.

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The Royal Commission into Aged Care has found that Australian aged care services are not meeting the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse residents, stating that the existing system cannot adequately provide care that is ‘non-discriminatory and appropriate for people’s identity and experience’. Furthermore, the Royal Commission identified a systemic lack of appropriate staff training in culturally safe practice, reporting that staff have little knowledge about the additional needs of people from diverse backgrounds. In Australian aged care facilities, residents will have come from vastly different backgrounds and have varied life experiences. Having knowledge of and respecting an individual’s cultural background is crucial to being able to provide person-centred care.

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Arlyn Flores
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vicky connole
29 Jan 2020
Very informative update on cultural awareness and the importance of raising staff awareness to offer patient centred care. Keeping in mind that patients with different cultural backgrounds may revert to first language as dementia progresses.
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Marnelli Tan
11 Jul 2021
It reminds you to be mindful of people who are CALD and to provide a more wholistic care for them.
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Nina Kraskov
17 Jan 2020
A quick & informative resource. Especially the video.
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02 Sep 2021
It's really useful and supportive to the client
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21 Apr 2022
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Charmayne Chorlton
04 Jul 2021
Great resource, as it identified potential barriers that may arise when caring for someone from a culturally diverse background. By bringing this evidence, also gives ideas, and suggestions on how to address potential issues that may arise.
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Karen Morris
10 Jul 2021
Compassionate, patient-focussed, sensitive and informative.
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