Please join PhD candidate Lee Brentnall as she presents her research proposal.

Please note that this is a hybrid event. For online attendance please sign up to obtain the Zoom link. Access link will be delivered via email upon registration.

The rate of diabetes related amputation in the Pacific is alarming, resulting in generational impacts on people, families, communities and health systems. Rehabilitation services for people after amputation, and access to assistive technology such as prostheses (prosthetic legs), wheelchairs and walking aids, are important aspects of recovery. Further, the experience of disability can be more pronounced if people are unable to access such services. Recent developments enabling greater access to rehabilitation services in the Pacific have largely been in response to growing demands, regional and global advocacy for equitable access and increased focus on disability inclusive development. Despite these normative frameworks and goals, there remains significant inequity in access to rehabilitation and assistive technology services across diverse populations.

This seminar will introduce proposed research to explore rehabilitation services for people after amputation in Fiji and Kiribati. The research aims to identify how Pacific, culturally-informed equity of access to rehabilitation and assistive technology after amputation can be defined and improved. It will explore rehabilitation priorities and needs after amputation and intersectional factors influencing access. It will also consider what people centred and equitable service means within the Pacific context and the potential role of communities in service design and delivery.

Event Speakers

Lee Brentnall
PhD Scholar

Lee is a PhD candidate with Department of Pacific Affairs.

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Event date

Fri, 15 Mar 2024, 1:30 - 2:30pm

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Event speakers

Lee Brentnall