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Indigenous Australia Communication and Home Mods

Festival of International Conferences on Caregiving Disability Aging and Technology (FICCDAT)

Author: Von Behrens, T. , Bridge, C.
Type: Generic
Year: 2007


The provision of effective and appropriate home modification services to Indigenous Australians may be limited by numerous barriers in cross cultural communication and understanding. Differing spiritual, health and care belief systems, in conjunction with differing methods of communication and daily living practices, may impact the delivery of home modification services to Indigenous communities. This poster seeks to increase peoples' understanding of Indigenous Australian culture and the interaction between the western medical system and indigenous health practices, health belief systems and methods of communication. In addition, the poster assesses the considerations necessary when making modifications in Indigenous homes. An increased knowledge of the context within which modifications are delivered to indigenous communities should enable more appropriate home modification service delivery on behalf of non-indigenous service providers, facilitating cross cultural understanding and respectful interaction between indigenous and non-indigenous parties.

Further Details

Alt Title: Occupation & Leisure Sciences
Publish Dates: June 16 - 19 2007
Pages: 186-186
Publish Location: Toronto, Canada
Publisher: FICCDAT
Work Type: Conference Abstract and Poster
Research Notes: Electronic copy of conference Poster added 14/08/2013 Abstract added 14/08/2013
Keywords: ModificationAustraliaIndigenousservice delivery
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