Australian findings on Aboriginal cultural practices associated with clothing, hair, possessions and use of name of deceased persons

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McGrath, Pam
Phillips, Emma
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2008
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There is a significant cultural gap between westernized Australian and Aboriginal cultures, especially in regards to care of the dying. Thus, cultural sensitivity and respect, coupled with knowledge of the traditions and practices in respect of the death and dying, are of utmost importance in communicating with Aboriginal peoples. In order to make a contribution to furthering cultural safety in nursing practice, this article provides important insights on a wide range of Aboriginal cultural practices in relation to the clothing, hair, possessions and name of deceased persons that impact on the nursing care of the dying Aboriginal person.

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International Journal of Nursing Practice

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14

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1

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Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified

Nursing

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