Fitzroy Room

Sessions taking place in the Fitzroy Room. Venue location and floorplan details.

Alchemy of change: struggles and successes in the science of normalising inclusivity in the aged care sector

The roll-out of the National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Training has presented us with a great opportunity to look at the struggles and successes of negotiating LGBTI inclusivity in aged care delivery. The training room exposes common narratives of resistance, and trainers become familiar with recurring objections to cultural change. But do these reflect what happens on the ground, and what strategies have organisations employed to successfully implement elements of inclusivity? …

Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk, – A story of partnership

This presentation takes the form of a case study to showcase the results of a collaboration of organisations, the utilisation of funding opportunities and the strong push to ensure LGBTI inclusion in aged care service provision.

Perceptions of condoms and aged care in Africa: the case of Nigeria

HIV/AIDS is a growing public health challenge in Africa, the pandemic affects everybody including the elderly. To combat HIV/AIDS infection, condom-use is effective measure to interrupt its transmission. However, perception of the elderly about condom usefulness has been limited due to inadequate information. Moreover the sexual pattern this sub-group engages in is relatively unknown…

Ageing and end of life care: LGBTI issues for training and research

Most Australians die in hospitals or palliative care units, one in seven die at home, and residential aged care facilities are increasingly the place of death for people with terminal conditions. In all these contexts LGBTI people (including carers) generally engage with staff who are under-educated about their specific needs and concerns…

Palliative Care for LGBTI People

Palliative Care Australia believe in the right to quality palliative care for everyone with a life-limiting condition. We understand that many LGBTI people, particularly those in the later stages of life, share common experiences of exclusion, discrimination and stigma, and that this may create hesitation and uncertainty towards using services such as palliative care…