DSS Diversity Education
Understanding and supporting the diverse needs of older Australians, and thus tailoring service provision to meet these needs, is an important component of enhancing the care experience for older Australians. This project aims to increase the knowledge, skills and uptake of knowledge into practice of aged care workers regarding awareness and actions related to diversity.
Twenty-four one-day workshops will be delivered nationally to approximately 600 aged care workers. The workshops will be evaluated through surveys and interviews, using an evidence-based evaluation framework, to assess knowledge, skills and uptake into practice of diversity principles. This will be done from the perspective of aged care workers (including registered and enrolled nurses, home care workers, allied health professionals and service and policy managers) and older Australians receiving care.
Click below for more information on current projects:
- Diversity conceptual model evaluation: Qualitative evaluation of staff experiences following diversity training
- Evaluating a foot strengthening exercise program to improve foot function and foot health in older adults with diabetes
- Home nursing injectable initiation therapy – type 2 Diabetes (HIIT-D)
- Improving the transition of care for people with diabetes
- Reducing the burden of chronic disease though Digital Health
For further information about any of the research projects, please contact the RDNS Institute via firstname.lastname@example.org