Lived experiences past and present

By Dementia Training Australia

  • Introductory
  • 45 minutes
  • Online Module
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You will learn about the shared history that older LGBTI people have lived through, as well as well as deepening your appreciation for each individual's own set of unique experiences to consider when addressing their care needs. This module has five sections: - Past experiences - homosexuality This section recounts historical laws, attitudes and other forms of discrimination in Australia that the current generation of LGBTI seniors have endured, including homosexuality as a crime and a mental illness. - Past experiences - transgender Following on from the previous section, the focus here is the historic discrimination and pathologising of transgender people. - Past experiences - intersex This section looks at historic discrimination and medical intervention imposed on people who did not fit the binary male/female system. - The present We provide an overview of law reforms and changes to medical approaches and classifications, in this era of change. - Intersecting needs The final section explores 'diversity within diversity': someone who identifies as LGBTI may also belong to or identify with one or more other minority or special needs groups. This is module 2 in the 4 part module series: Caring for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people with dementia




Continuing Professional Development (CPD) :
45 minutes

Learning Outcomes

After completing this module, staff should be able to:
  • Describe the discrimination experienced by LGBTI people.
  • Increase awareness of some of the key issues that are still present today for LGBTI people.
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