Culture and Health Beliefs
CPD Hours / Duration
1 hour/s
Depends on Membership level

Culture and Health Beliefs

Presenter Silvia Borges, Team Leader - PICAC Program - Diversicare

Silvia Borges has lived in three different countries and has worked in the multicultural sector for over ten years in a variety of roles. Silvia is passionate about multiculturalism and equality, having experienced herself some of the challenges that migrants face. She joined Diversicare and the Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC) team in 2011 and is now the team leader for the program.

Course Content

Culture and cultural beliefs can have a significant impact on how people from different cultural backgrounds engage with health, disability and aged care services. The impact is often even greater for those not used to Western medical models.

Target Audience

Learning Outcomes

In this session you will:

  • Create awareness of the impact that culture has on accessing health services and the quality of that healthcare.
  • Examine cultural beliefs about causes of and responses to pain and illness.
  • Learn about the effects of life experiences for some groups of migrants
  • Develop and apply culturally respectful responses to pain and illness.