Cultural Considerations in Palliative Care
CPD Hours / Duration
1 hour/s
Depends on Membership level

Cultural Considerations in Palliative Care

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

Australia is a multicultural society. Overseas born Australians make about 28% of the entire population. If you work in health and/or aged care, it is very likely that you had interactions with patients/clients from a different culture. In the context of Palliative Care and End of Life, cultural considerations add another layer of complexity to care. In this webinar, we will discuss some of the cultural considerations that have an impact on Palliative Care and End of Life.

Target Audience

Learning Outcomes

In this session, you will:

  • Understand the importance of cultural awareness
  • Explore different end of life beliefs
  • Develop strategies to provide culturally respectful care
  • Take the opportunity to reflect on your own practice.