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Ageing out of place: health and well-being needs and access to home and aged care services for recently arrived older refugees in Melbourne, Australia

Atwell, Rebecca S.J., Correa-Velez, Ignacio, & Gifford, Sandra (2007) Ageing out of place: health and well-being needs and access to home and aged care services for recently arrived older refugees in Melbourne, Australia. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, 3(1), pp. 4-14.

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Abstract

Recently arrived older refugees in resettlement countries are a particularly vulnerable population who face many risks to their health and well-being, and many challenges in accessing services.This paper reports on a project undertaken in Victoria,Australia to explore the needs of older people from 14 recently arrived refugee communities, and the barriers to their receiving health and aged care. Findings from consultations with community workers and service providers highlight the key issues of isolation, family conflict and mental illness affecting older refugees, and point to ways in which policy-makers and service providers can better respond to these small but deserving communities.

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ID Code: 55119
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Older refugees, Resettlement, Aged care
DOI: 10.1108/17479894200700002
ISSN: 1747-9894
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified (111799)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Deposited On: 27 Nov 2012 08:47
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2013 13:31

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