Aboriginal People Communication Essay

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Good communication with the families may improve the impact of excessive drinking by family members. This can be done understanding how to best communicate with Aboriginal and/or Torres Straight Islanders. In the Aboriginal culture, silence is important and it is not uncomfortable to have pauses in conversations. Also ‘going around’ sensitive topics is more respectful and polite in the Aboriginal culture. Talking about their mother-in-law or sister is also a subject that is not considered polite to talk about, especially if their have any issues with their relationship. Also understanding that if an Elder is needed to deal with an issue, they must be treated with a high level of respect and dignity
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