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A case study of Australian Aboriginal people with disabilities

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This case study formed part of a larger analysis of the needs of people with disabilities living in remote and rural areas of NSW. It discusses many issues raised by Aboriginal community members as well as those uncovered by the researchers. The researchers then related these issues to what services must do in order to address the issues raised. One of the most fundamental issues raised was differing definitions of what constitutes a disability. For many Aboriginal people, disability is rarely seen as a separate issue but rather is perceived as part of other problems which are widespread and as part of the life cycle. Other issues raised included lack of access to transport, lack of appropriate and accessible information about services, fear of involvement with government agencies and having non Aboriginal workers in agencies and lack of involvement in decision making processes. Keyword: Cross cultural. Searchwords: Health, Professionals

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Gething, Lindsay
ADR 2-95
C'wlth Dept of Human Services & Health
Publication Date
1 January 1995
Cross Cultural

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