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Strengthening cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: a guide for health professionals (2005)

Author

National Health and Medical Research Council

City

Canberra

Type

Report

Institution

National Health and Medical Research Council

 

Description

This guide is based on available evidence and wide-ranging processes of consultation. Information was collected from health professionals and consumers in regard to the reasons why Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people do not attend cardiac rehabilitation programs and how services could be made more accessible.

The guide promotes flexible, multidisciplinary approaches that make use of the skills available in each setting and encourages partnerships and capacity building at a local level. It also contains practical guidance and lists of additional resources and advice for those practitioners involved in cardiac rehabilitation. Generic issues around cultural competence and discrimination are considered in relation to cardiac rehabilitation and the secondary prevention of heart disease. The guide is most suited to health practitioners as it contains concise information relating to the cultural complexities associated with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples recovering from cardiac problems.

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Contact details

National Health and Medical Research Council
Level 1
16 Marcus Clarke Street
Canberra ACT 2601
GPO Box 1421
Canberra ACT 2601
Ph: (02) 6217 9000
Fax: (02) 6217 9100
Email: nhmrc@nhmrc.gov.au

 

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