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de Crespigny C, Groenkjaer M, King M, Van Loon A
Flinders University School of Nursing and Midwifery
This project aimed to review the extant literature and identify evidence of clinical pathways, protocols and procedures being used by health professionals and Aboriginal Health Workers in the assessment and management of comorbid alcohol related disease and diabetes in Aboriginal people. Comorbid diagnoses present serious health needs for Aboriginal people and especially those with diabetes.
This report summarises the relevant desktop and published literature to make recommendations for future action regarding improved management and enhanced outcomes of this client group.
Charlotte de Crespigny, RN, PhD, FRCNA Mette Groenkjaer, RN, MNg (Alcohol and Other Drug Studies) Meri King, RN, RM, BEd, MEdst, PhD (candidature) Antonia van Loon, RN, PhD abstract
The aim of this project was to meet a need stated by Aboriginal Health Workers (AHWs) across South Australia (SA) for accurate, coordinated processes that produced quality outcomes for Aboriginal people with co-existing diabetes and alcohol-related health problems.