Multicultural providers bridge the gap

By: Brijnath, Bianca.
Contributor(s): Antoniades, Josefine | Gilbert, Andrew.
Series: . Australian Journal of Dementia Care 10(3) July/August/September 2021: 15-16. 2021Subject(s): Australia National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) | DEMENTIA | SUPPORT SERVICES | SUPPORT STAFF | CULTURAL DIVERSITY | CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES | CULTURAL ISSUES | AUSTRALIASummary: Since 2017, the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) has been working on Moving Pictures, a collaboration with culturally and linguistically diverse communities (CALD) around Australia to create digital videos on dementia awareness. This article reports on findings from interviews with service providers on the work they do to facilitate access to healthcare and aged care for CALD communities. Notes in particular how they acted as 'boundary crossers' for CALD communities. Explains that a boundary crosser is a person who is able to occupy two worlds: the world of health and aged care systems on the one hand and the cultural world of the communities they service on the other.
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Since 2017, the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) has been working on Moving Pictures, a collaboration with culturally and linguistically diverse communities (CALD) around Australia to create digital videos on dementia awareness. This article reports on findings from interviews with service providers on the work they do to facilitate access to healthcare and aged care for CALD communities. Notes in particular how they acted as 'boundary crossers' for CALD communities. Explains that a boundary crosser is a person who is able to occupy two worlds: the world of health and aged care systems on the one hand and the cultural world of the communities they service on the other.

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