Cultural competency in the delivery of health services for Indigenous people

Bainbridge, Roxanne, McCalman, Janya, Clifford, Anton, and Tsey, Komla (2015) Cultural competency in the delivery of health services for Indigenous people. Report. Closing the Gap Clearinghouse, Canberra, ACT, Australia.

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Cultural competency is a key strategy for reducing inequalities in healthcare access and the quality and effectiveness of care received. This paper examines the Australian and international evidence on cultural competence in health care settings to identify key approaches and strategies that can contribute to improving the development and implementation of Indigenous health services and programs. It identifies what works, what doesn't, and the gaps in the research evidence.

Item ID: 39726
Item Type: Report (Report)
ISBN: 978-1-74249-766-2
ISSN: 2201-845X
Keywords: best practice, culture, health services, Indigenous Australians, Indigenous people, literature reviews, service delivery
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Funders: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Australian Institute of Family Studies
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2016 05:00
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920303 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Health System Performance (incl. Effectiveness of Interventions) @ 100%
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