Australians with disabilities

Ellen Fraser-Barbour, Natalie Hamam

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In this chapter students will continue to explore social determinants of health in order to gain a better understanding of disability and its incidence, prevalence and impact on disadvantaged populations. Students will explore models of disability and what it means to be disabled in Australia. The importance and reality of intersectional identities will be explored through students’ engagement with online activities and class/tutorial tasks. These will assist students in understanding how multiple layers of identity and/or disadvantage can change health outcomes significantly and influence the incidence and/or management of disability. This will be accompanied by a review of current national policies and services (NDIS) aimed at supporting people living with a disability and their carers. Using case examples and research, students will investigate and develop an understanding of the ways health care professionals can work with people with disability.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCulture, Diversity and Health in Australia
Subtitle of host publicationTowards Culturally Safe Health Care
EditorsTinashe Dune, Kim McLeod, Robyn Williams
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-003-13855-6
ISBN (Print)978-0-367-68676-5, 978-1-760-52738-9
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Ableism
  • Accessibility
  • Disability
  • Discrimination
  • Impairments
  • Respect


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