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Communicating work health and safety in the context of cultural and linguistic diversity in aged care [online]

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Internet only - free access
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iii, 136 p.
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Adelaide, S. Aust.: University of South Australia
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2014
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Electronic resource
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This is the final report of research funded by SafeWork SA and undertaken by the Centre for Applied Psychological Research and the Research Centre for Languages and Cultures, University of South Australia, in conjunction with Helping Hand. 

There has been a significant increase in the number of aged care workers for whom English is a second language. The research literature suggests that these workers are at greater risk of injury due to difficulties in understanding a new language and their status as new workers. In preparing these workers, little attention is given to differences in cultural background, however, this study found differences in cultural beliefs and practices to have an important impact on migrant workers’ work health and safety (WHS).
 
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