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What do Aboriginal Australians want from their aged care system? Community connection is number one

The Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population is ageing at a much faster rate than the non-Indigenous population. Aboriginal Australians record high mid-life rates of multiple chronic diseases including heart disease and stroke, lung disease, and type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes, for example, is more than twice as common in the Indigenous population than the non-Indigenous population. [...]

By |2019-07-03T18:31:03+11:00July 5th, 2019|News|0 Comments

How to talk about end of life care with people of other faiths

Living in the multicultural society that is Australia we often come across people from different religious and cultural backgrounds than ourselves. For those working in health and aged care this may make it more difficult to have conversations around the important subjects of death and dying if we have no basis in appropriate cultural contexts. [...]

By |2017-02-22T15:01:33+11:00February 8th, 2017|News|0 Comments