Working with older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

9 May 2013

This Briefing presents evidence from research to guide mainstream community aged care organisations and practitioners on working in a respectful and culturally sensitive manner with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It aims to help enhance the quality of care by ensuring it is underpinned by reflection, knowledge, understanding and respect. However, this Briefing should not be understood as a universal set of protocols, nor as a prescription for care, as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures are complex and extremely diverse, and accepted protocols vary across communities.

The eigth in a series of community aged care research to practice briefings, this resource was produced by the Benevolent Society in partnership with Neuroscience Research Australia

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