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Welcome to the latest issue of Evidence Review.

I have inserted dummy text for Elizabeth's intro/commentary. This issue focuses on the topic of `Rehabilitation and Multiculturalism’. In 2017, the Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull, launched the Australian Multicultural Statement in which he af rmed the Government’s commitment to building a tolerant society in which racism and discrimination have no place. The statement notes that Australia is a successful multicultural society that has ourished due to its cultural diversity. When it comes to disability and chronic illness, however, our society does not always repay those from other cultures. In this issue of Rehabilitation Research Review, we focus on the important topic of cultural diversity and how it impacts on rehabilitation practice. Of the 22 million people in Australia, one in four was born overseas. Almost half of all Australians have at least one parent who was born overseas and nearly 20% speak a language other than English at home. As societies around the world become increasingly culturally diverse, health disparities have emerged for some cultural groups. Cultural diversity creates signi cant challenges for rehabilitation systems and for practitioners who work in those systems. Working with people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds is time-consuming, particularly when interpreters are needed. Busy practitioners often overlook cultural nuances, even when they have been exposed to the best cultural training.

I hope you enjoy reading this issue of Rehabilitation Research Review and welcome your feedback.
Professor Elizabeth Kendall

Should Markus Rehm be permitted to compete in the long jump at the Olympic Games?

Markus Rehm, a unilateral below knee amputee competitive Paralympic long jumper, expressed a desire to participate...

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Disability and rehabiliation on the move: mobility, exercise and sports for people with physical disabilities.

Editorials are used to provide commentary on published articles in a journal issue and to provide a concise review of topics of interest...

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Performance-focussed sport: an avenuce to gold-medal clincial outcomes for people with neurological impairments?

It is proposed that participation in competitive sport is an effective way of encouraging individuals with neurological impairments (NI)...

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Paralympism, Paralympic Values and Disability Sport: a Conceputal and Ethical Critique.

Many papers included in this issue of Evidence Review detail the importance of teh Paralympic movement in providing...

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The Cyborgification of Paralympic Sport.

The Paralympic movement promotes inspirational stories of courage, dedication, and hard work and the ethos that individuals...

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"They don't understnd that we also exist": South African participants in competitive disability sport and the politicis of identity.

In this issue of Evidence Review, participation in sports is promoted as a means of improving health.However, an important factor...

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Elite-Adapted Wheelchair Sports Performance: a systematic review.

This article is a systematic review that aims to identify strategies and interventions to optimise elite-adapted wheelchair...

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Factors Impacting Participation in Sports for Children with Limb Absence: a Qualitative Study.

In this paper 19 participants consisting of children with limb absence and their parents participated in 11 semi-structured...

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About this issue

Guest Editor: Elizabeth Kendall

Independent Commentary: Elizabeth Kendall and Dr Test so and so

Abbreviations used in this issue: 

CALD= culturally and linguistically diverse

MWD= migrants with a disability