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.
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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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Older refugees, Resettlement, Aged care|
|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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