ELDAC Organisational Resources for Diverse Populations
Older Australians are from many different backgrounds, so each person will express their identity in different ways. Being part of a group with others from the same background can help people connect. Diversity within groups and across groups also exists. This is called ‘intersectionality’. Many people may not feel they belong to any group. It’s for this reason that health professionals and care workers need to focus not only on one type of diversity, but on multiple types all at once. More information about diversity and intersectionality is available here: ELDAC - Diverse Population Groups.
The ELDAC Diverse Populations organisational resources are available to assist aged care providers in identifying and implementing system responses to improve organisational capacity to support advance care planning and provide culturally safe and inclusive palliative care for people from diverse backgrounds.