Insights and Perspectives
Ms Broun explains how racism and the context of colonial history puts up barriers to Aboriginal people […more]
Ms Broun explains how racism and the context of colonial history puts up barriers to Aboriginal people accessing services, reporting abuse and makes them much more vulnerable. There is an expectation for elderly Aboriginal people to be taken care of in the home, hence a need for training and supporting their carers. Ms Broun outlines the various Red Cross programs available which help reduce social isolation and which could assist in detecting elder abuse. Ms Broun argues that there needs to be a national framework to work within, about what you need to be alert to, how you identify elder abuse.