Integration of cultural care to reduce health disparities for Aboriginal residents in aged care in SA

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Abstract

Integrating Aboriginal culture is a notable determinant of health in providing quality care for Aboriginal residents in aged care (Hinton et al 2015; Bird & Bird 2016; Davy et al 2016). 15% of Aboriginal Australians are aged 50 years and over (AIHW 2016). Less than 1% of people in aged care centres are identified as Aboriginal (AIHW 2016). The literature to date revealed a lack of understanding of the capacity of residential aged care and the health practices of carers in relation to providing cultural care for Aboriginal people (Smith 2013; Ranzijn 2010). This study aimed to explore how cultural care needs are maintained for Aboriginal residents from their own and their carers' perspectives.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherNational Council of Women SA. 12 July 2018. Adelaide, Australia.
Number of pages32
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Aged care
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Residential aged care facilities
  • Cultural competence
  • Cultural care
  • Older people

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