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SKEPSI challenges community organisations and PCV to re-think diversity

Across cultures, we have a lot more in common than we think. Yet, some of our professional practices relating to CALD and LGBTIQA+ clients are based on assumptions that perpetuate divisions and stereotyping. When we cease to label people by pre-set cultural characteristics, we see the common and unique elements in each person. We can then relate to each other with respect and sensitivity.  How do we do this? SKEPSI presented a framework to begin the process.

This was the outcome of an introductory session on Issues of Cultural and Gender Diversity in Palliative and Aged Care on 12 December 2018. The session was facilitated by Antonios Maglis, Coordinator SKEPSI/PRONIA and Anton Anagnostou, Palliative Care Project Worker, PRONIA.

LGBTIQA+ sensitive practice

Representatives from seven Melbourne organisations, Australian Vietnamese Women’s Association, United Spanish Latin American Welfare Centre, Polish Community Council of Victoria, Southern Migrant Resource Centre, MiCare, Banksia Palliative Services, Community Houses Association of Outer Eastern Suburbs and Palliative Care Victoria attended the session facilitated by Skepsi/PRONIA as part of its training to promote LGBTIQA+ sensitive practice.  PCV hopes to continue the learning process with a focus on palliative and aged care practice through ongoing training and dialogue with CALD communities and SKEPSI.


For further information and to book a session with SKEPSI, contact or Mary Sophou, Manager Family & Community Services, 9388-9998.

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