Assessment and Care Planning

Centre for Remote Health

Who should attend
Ormiston Gorge, West MacDonnell Ranges. Image: Georgina OakmanThis course is designed for health professionals and other workers who provide assessment and care co-ordination for old people, people with disabilities, people with mental health issues and other vulnerable clients in the community.

About this course
Assessment and Care planning for old people and people with disabilities in remote, rural and Indigenous communities has been shown to be inconsistent.

This one-day workshop will build skills for those who undertake this important role and enhance appropriate care for these vulnerable and disadvantaged people. This will be considered in light of changing policies in Aged Care and Disability  service provision. 

The course provides an opportunity for interactive and interprofessional learning based around the use of case studies and other activities.

The course was developed in conjunction with the National Aging Research Institute (NARI) who are also conducting this course in rural regions of South Eastern Australia.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this workshop the participants will be able to:Taken from publication: Allied Health Professionals 'A Good Life for Old People and People with Disabilities Living in Remote Communities'. Centre for Remote Health July 2006

  • Demonstrate the application of current policy and service context in their local area
  • Demonstrate skills in critical thinking and reflective practice in applying care frameworks including cultural safety, person centred care, International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)
  • Assess service delivery needs of a client and their family in a cross cultural context
  • Identify goals of client and family for effective participation
  • Communicate effectively with all appropriate people involved with a client
  • Develop and write effective care plans in the context of a complex service system
  • Implement and review a care plan and coordinate others involved in care provision



Location Alice Springs
Cost $200
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Facilitators Heather Jensen
Annie Farthing
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