Module 7 - Working with Religious Diversity

Face to face Remote face to face Online

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 CALD patients and families.

This course is intended for anyone working in primary care, secondary care or mental health services.

Prerequisites

You must complete the following courses before enrolling in this course:

Learning outcomes

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.

Duration

  • 4-hour for face-to-face in-person (facilitated by an educator)
  • 1.5-hour remote face-to-face training via video conferencing (an abridged version facilitated by an educator via zoom)
  • 3-hour online self-paced, self-reflective, and interactive learning (e-learning)

More about this course

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. This course is for learners who would like to gain awareness of religious diversity and learn ways to assess and accommodate the spiritual/religious needs of CALD patients and families.

This course is not about focus explaining all the different religions. It is providing ways to manage cross-cultural interactions with CALD patients and families from diverse religious backgrounds.

Related resources

The following resources will be available after you complete this and other CALD courses:

Face to face course

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Remote face to face course

This module is available as a 1.5 hour remote trainer facilated face to face course.

Next course

Monday 30th November, 2020, 0900-1030

Delivered via Zoom

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Online course

This module is available as a self guided 3 hour online course.

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Excellent course.

Excellent course. Learned valuable information re religions

eCALD Learner

I like the set up of the on line learning

I like the set up of the on line learning, this subject was particularly interesting and well presented

eCALD Learner

Excellent opportunity for learning more about different religions/beliefs

Excellent opportunity for learning more about different religions/beliefs and gain increase in understanding around the value of this to better support patients and their experiences

eCALD Learner

A most useful addition to the CALD learning material

A most useful addition to the CALD learning material. A valuable resource and then I shall recommend to as many people as possible

eCALD Learner

This module was interesting

This module was interesting taking into consideration the requirements of someone's faith and religious belief

eCALD Learner

Very interesting-valuable learning experience

Very interesting-valuable learning experience, a must for all employees

eCALD Learner