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CALD 7 – Working with Religious Diversity

Date: Thu 01/11/2018 - Sat 31/10/2020

Provider: eCALD

Optometrist Credits: 2 Cultural Credits
Dispensing Optician Credits: 2 Cultural Credits

Event Type(s): Online, Training


This course is intended for anyone working in primary care, secondary care or mental health services. Faith and religion is one of the most significant components of cultural practice, and religious beliefs can have a critical impact on a patient and their family’s healthcare decisions.

The aim of this course is to ensure learners are aware of religious diversity and know how to assess and accommodate the spiritual/religious needs of patients and families.

Note: This course is not about teaching religions. It is about managing cross-cultural interactions with patients from diverse religious backgrounds.

Participants will be able to:
– Describe the key elements of four religions – Islam, Sikhism, Hinduism, and Buddhism.
– Outline broadly, the health beliefs of people from these four religions.
– Have an understanding of how religious beliefs affect health practices and care preferences.
– Gain skills on how to assess and accommodate religious beliefs and practices.
– Broach subjects relating to faith or spirituality sensitively and gain the information needed to provide effective healthcare.

On completing this course you will have more knowledge about a range of religious beliefs and practices from Islam, Sikhism, Hinduism and Buddhism. You will have a better understanding of the influence of religious beliefs on patients and their families’ health, behaviour, and wellness; and have developed new skills to enhance your health interventions and patient adherence with treatment plans.

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This event does not have a physical location