Improving rehabilitation services and quality of life for Aboriginal Australians and their families after stroke and traumatic brain injury
Brain injury occurs up to three times more often in Aboriginal Australians than their non-Aboriginal counterparts, often at younger ages and more frequently in rural and remote areas. Despite this, Aboriginal brain injury survivors access rehabilitation services at lower rates, with identified barriers including communication breakdown, distance from facilities, and previous negative service experiences.
Professor Armstrong is currently leading the Healing Right Way clinical trial, the first randomised control trial in brain injury focused specifically on Aboriginal survivors. She will speak about this NHMRC-funded research, which aims to promote culturally secure rehabilitation services for Aboriginal people post brain injury to improve health outcomes and quality of life.
- Learn about undertaking research/service delivery with Aboriginal communities
- Consider how Aboriginal voices can inform stroke/ brain injury care
- Understand how culturally secure services can improve Aboriginal health outcomes
Hear from our speaker:
Professor Beth Armstrong is Foundation Chair in Speech Pathology at Edith Cowan University in Perth. She has published widely in the area of aphasia and presents regularly at national and international speech pathology, linguistics, allied health and medical conferences. Since 2010, Professor Armstrong has led a strong national multidisciplinary team of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal researchers exploring the experiences of Aboriginal brain injury survivors and their families and implementing new services using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies.
5.00pm – 5.30pm nibbles and networking
5.30pm - 6:15pm presentation
6.15pm - 6.30pm questions
Venue location details: School of Physiotherapy & Exercise Science
Building 408, Level 4 Room 4502
Kent Street, Bentley WA 6102
Event Date & Time: Tuesday 20th August 2019 5.00 - 6.30pm
Event Location: Curtin University, WA
Registrations Open: 26th Jul 19 12:00 AM
Registrations Close: 21st Aug 19 12:00 PM
Places Available: 23
AAG Members: Free
Non-Member Student/Concession $25
Please use voucher code WA1908IMP at checkout for Non-Member Student/Concession bookings
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