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Catering to sex, sexual, and gender diversity: an exploratory study on the effects of LGBTI awareness training on aged care staff in Tasmania, Australia

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Petrie, N and Cook, PS, Catering to sex, sexual, and gender diversity: an exploratory study on the effects of LGBTI awareness training on aged care staff in Tasmania, Australia, Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 31, (1) pp. 19-34. ISSN 1053-8720 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/10538720.2018.1548329

Abstract

The Australian National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Strategy seeks to address the lack of recognition of older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) adults living in aged care. Awareness training for aged care staff forms a crucial part of this strategy, but the impact of such educational programs are yet to be examined. In this article, we examine the effects of LGBTI awareness training on staff working in an Australian aged care facility. These staff perceived the awareness training as valuable, but the outcomes from it were limited. Therefore, we indicate changes that are necessary to support the translation of training into practice.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:aged care, aged care policy, LGBTI, residential care, staff training, Australia
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Aged health care
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Health education and promotion
UTAS Author:Petrie, N (Mr Nick Petrie)
UTAS Author:Cook, PS (Dr Peta Cook)
ID Code:130755
Year Published:2019
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2019-02-11
Last Modified:2020-09-10
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