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Needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients residing in Australian residential aged-care facilities

Citation

Brooke, NJ, Needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients residing in Australian residential aged-care facilities, Australian Journal of Rural Health, 19, (4) pp. 166-170. ISSN 1038-5282 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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2011 The Author. Australian Journal of Rural Health National Rural Health Alliance Inc.

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1440-1584.2011.01207.x

Abstract

This review was undertaken to identify evidence-based practice guidelines to support the care needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients residing in residential aged-care facilities. A systematic literature review was undertaken. An electronic search of online databases and subsequent manual retrieval process was undertaken to identify relevant reports and studies that explored interventions for care of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person. Very limited published material identified strategies necessary within residential aged care. Sixty-seven articles were considered for inclusion, and a subsequent review resulted in 34 being included due to direct alignment with the study aim. Strategies recommended within the review cover areas such as care, communication, palliative care, activities and the environment. Care for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person in an Australian residential aged-care facility requires a collaborative and individual approach. Cultural safety principles should be maintained across a culturally competent workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons in care is a significant experience that should not be considered 'routine' as there is much to consider in the care of this person and their community. 2011 The Author. Australian Journal of Rural Health

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Aboriginal, Australia, cultural safety,evidence-based, Indigenous
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Aged Health Care
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Indigenous Health
Objective Field:Indigenous Health not elsewhere classified
Author:Brooke, NJ (Dr Nicole Brooke)
ID Code:119194
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2017-07-27
Last Modified:2017-09-19
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