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Aboriginal primary health care: an evidence-based approach

by Couzos S, Murray R

Book
Year 2003
City South Melbourne
Publisher Oxford University Press
Edition 2nd
Isbn 0195516192

Abstract

This comprehensive guide on Aboriginal health follows the first edition published in 1999. The second edition provides an updated overview of: Aboriginal health policy; health services; working partnerships and preventative strategies. The book highlights best practice models developed by Aboriginal community controlled health services and aims to assist those working in the field of Aboriginal health to understand the evidence-base behind primary care interventions. Specific health conditions are described within the context of the underlying poverty, overcrowding, and poor nutrition affecting Aboriginal people.

Health issues are discussed in chapters on:

  • ischaemic heart disease
  • rheumatic fever
  • diabetes
  • suicide and self-harm
  • tuberculosis
  • skin infections
  • chronic renal failure
  • ear health
  • trachoma
  • sexually transmitted infections
  • substance misuse

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