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Indigenous Australians and ageing: responding to diversity in policy and practice

Posted on: 24 April, 2017
Issue: Vol 17 No 2, April 2017 – June 2017
Related to Cultural ways Social and emotional wellbeing Policies Older people Social determinants

Clapham K, Duncan C (2017)
Indigenous Australians and ageing: responding to diversity in policy and practice
In: Browning C, Kendig H, O’Loughlin K, eds. Ageing in Australia: challenges and opportunities. New York: Springer: 103-125

This chapter, in the book Ageing in Australia: challenges and opportunities, provides an overview of ageing and aged care in the Indigenous population of Australia. It is based on a review of current research and literature on this topic. It emphasises that an understanding of the social and cultural diversity of the Indigenous population is essential for those working in any area of Indigenous health. This includes policy makers and practitioners working in the aged care sector. The chapter identifies the challenges and opportunities for addressing the health and other needs of Indigenous Australians as they age.

Adapted from authors

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