Talking Heads: Becoming culturally aware.

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    Abstract

    Australia is home to a multitude of cultures, including over 250 unique and distinct cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

    Culture may be defined as the beliefs and behaviours of family and social groups and influences the way people view and experience health and illness. It impacts the beliefs, attitudes and decisions around access and engagement in healthcare.

    Being healthy in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander context is not only related to the physical wellbeing of an individual. It encompasses the social, emotional and cultural wellbeing of the whole community and requires healthcare to be delivered in a culturally safe and responsive manner.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalAUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PHARMACY
    Publication statusPublished - 9 Nov 2016

    Keywords

    • Aboriginal
    • cultural
    • indigenous
    • remote

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