Supporting Independence 4 - Expressions of identity & sexuality
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Supporting Independence 4 - Expressions of identity & sexuality

AMC and eLearning Products
Updated Jun 13, 2024

What you'll learn

  • We look at the way that culture and spirituality affect the way the people prefer to receive care.
  • Identify how spirituality and culture influence a person’s identity, and the way that support workers interact with these aspects of person-hood can affect the client’s well-being and resilience – in positive or negative ways.
  • Choosing to positively support the client in ways that respect and value the client’s culture and spirituality. 
  • Aged Care Quality Standards
  • Understanding sexuality in the lives of older people and people with disabilities
  • The need for communicating about matters relating to sex, sexuality and sexual health
  • Interpreting behaviour
  • The legal issues around interventions
  • Treating clients with dignity and respect, valuing diversity
  • Supporting clients to develop and maintain relationships
Course Description

This module is part of a series of four looking at supporting and promoting independence. In this module, we look at the way that culture and spirituality affect the way the people prefer to receive care. Spirituality and culture are important aspects of a person’s identity, and the way that support workers interact with these aspects of person-hood can affect the client’s well-being and resilience – in positive or negative ways. This module is about choosing to positively support the client in ways that respect and value the client’s culture and spirituality. 

Designed for support workers in aged care and disability services.

Supporting spirituality and providing culturally appropriate care (Aged Care Quality Standards 1, 2, 3 4, and 7; National Standards for Disability Services 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6)