My Family's Anti-Tobacco Education (My-FATE) model for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Sabesan, Sabe, Kelly, Jenny, Budden, Lea, and Geia, Lynore K. (2015) My Family's Anti-Tobacco Education (My-FATE) model for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 23 (3). pp. 189-190.

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[Extract] Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are twice as likely as non-Indigenous people to be daily smokers. In 2008, approximately 47% of Indigenous people aged 15 years and over were current daily smokers compared with 18% of non-Indigenous Australians. Tobacco use plays a major role in the gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Current smoking is higher among Indigenous Australians who live in remote and very remote communities. Prevention has been left to primary care providers with little, if any, input from medical specialists. New models of care that include medical specialists and adopt whole of family approaches are needed. One such model is the My-FATE (My-Family's Anti-Tobacco Education) model, where a specialist of a patient with smoking-related illness provides anti-tobacco education and motivation to the patient's extended family members, assisted by local Aboriginal health workers, using culturally appropriate anti-tobacco education materials, as well as the patient's CT scans and X-rays to explain the impact of the patient's smoking on their condition.

Item ID: 39023
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
ISSN: 1440-1584
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2015 06:45
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111712 Health Promotion @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920401 Behaviour and Health @ 100%
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