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Responding to Diversity: Global Perspectives CNA157

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.


Health service providers in Australia need to respond effectively to diverse populations. This unit will introduce to you the diversity of races, ethnicities, religions, sexualities, genders and abilities in Australia. You will examine how belonging to a diverse group can impact how people understand their health, and access health care services. A focus of the unit is developing your ability to reflect about your own identity, and how your values, beliefs and attitudes about diversity may affect your response to diverse populations. The unit also emphasises developing understandings about culturally safe health care practice, and acquiring skills in responding sensitively to diverse populations. You will explore the advocacy health service providers can undertake to improve the health outcomes for diverse populations.


Unit name Responding to Diversity: Global Perspectives
Unit code CNA157
Credit points 6.25
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing|Sociology and Criminology
Coordinator Doctor Kim McLeod
Available as student elective? No
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Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the diversity of races, ethnicities, religions, genders, sexualities and abilities in Australia.
  • Identify how race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexuality and ability impacts on individuals’ health beliefs, health behaviours, and use of health care services
  • Reflect upon how your attitudes, values and beliefs about diversity may influence individual health care practices and health outcomes
  • Apply understanding of cultural safety theories to practices that lead to sensitive delivery of care to diverse populations
  • Discuss how health care providers can advocate for better health outcomes for diverse populations
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