Indigenous families' use of a tertiary children's hospital in Australia

Munns, Ailsa, and Shields, Linda (2013) Indigenous families' use of a tertiary children's hospital in Australia. Nursing Children and Young People, 25 (7). pp. 16-23.

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There has been little research into Australian Indigenous families' use of a tertiary paediatric hospital in Western Australia. Scrutiny of existing scientific literature and the reports of government and non-governmental organisations from 1995 onwards did not identify clear referral pathways, health-seeking behaviours or preferences of Indigenous families for a culturally safe hospital model. Family-centred care requires an understanding of how Indigenous children and families arrive at a health service, and the cultural and practical implications of large distances and of leaving other family members behind.

Item ID: 25842
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2046-2344
Keywords: family-centred care, health-seeking behaviour, Indigenous Australian child health
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2013 02:24
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine > 111499 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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