Owning solutions: a collaborative model to improve quality in hospital care for Aboriginal Australians

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dc.contributor.author Durey, Angela en_US
dc.contributor.author Wynaden, Dianne en_US
dc.contributor.author Thompson, Sandra en_US
dc.contributor.author Davidson, Patricia en_US
dc.contributor.author Bessarab, Dawn en_US
dc.contributor.author Katzenellenbogen, Judith en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-19T04:28:09Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-19T04:28:09Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier 2010006241 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Durey Angela et al. 2011, 'Owning solutions: a collaborative model to improve quality in hospital care for Aboriginal Australians', Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd., vol. July, no. 2011, pp. 1-9. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1320-7881 en_US
dc.identifier.other C5 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/17664
dc.description.abstract Well-documented health disparities between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (hereafter referred to as Aboriginal) and non-Aboriginal Australians are underpinned by complex historical and social factors. The effects of colonisation including racism continue to impact negatively on Aboriginal health outcomes, despite being under-recognised and under-reported. Many Aboriginal people find hospitals unwelcoming and are reluctant to attend for diagnosis and treatment, particularly with few Aboriginal health professionals employed on these facilities. In this paper, scientific literature and reports on Aboriginal healthcare, methodology and cross-cultural education are reviewed to inform a collaborative model of hospital-based organisational change. The paper proposes a collaborative model of care to improve health service delivery by building capacity in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal personnel by recruiting more Aboriginal health professionals, increasing knowledge and skills to establish good relationships between non-Aboriginal care providers and Aboriginal patients and their families, delivering quality care that is respectful of culture and improving Aboriginal health outcomes. A key element of model design, implementation and evaluation is critical reflection on barriers and facilitators to providing respectful and culturally safe quality care at systemic, interpersonal and patient . family-centred levels. Nurses are central to addressing the current state of inequity and are pivotal change agents within the proposed model. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd. en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-1800.2011.00546.x en_US
dc.title Owning solutions: a collaborative model to improve quality in hospital care for Aboriginal Australians en_US
dc.parent Nursing Inquiry en_US
dc.journal.volume July en_US
dc.journal.number 2011 en_US
dc.publocation United Kingdom en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 9 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 111701 en_US
dc.personcode 0000071382 en_US
dc.personcode 0000071383 en_US
dc.personcode 0000066065 en_US
dc.personcode 110950 en_US
dc.personcode 0000071384 en_US
dc.personcode 0000071385 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Aboriginal health, collaboration, nurse?patient relationships, organisational development, reflective practice, racism en_US


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