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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

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2014

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Australia’s health 2014: in brief.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Australia’s health 2014: the 14th biennial health report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australia's health 2014 was released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare as the fourtenth edition of its biennial national health report. The report shows that Australia is one of the healthiest nations in the world, with most Australians generally have good health and access to a range of good health care services, but Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples continue to have much poorer health than the general population.

Health information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is included in various sections of the report but particularly in chapter 7 which compiles information about demographic profiles, health status, disability rates and service use. The section highlights that Indigenous Australians are continuing to die at much younger ages than non-Indigenous Australians. Indigenous Australians also continue to have a greater disease burden, higher rates of disability and a lower quality of life than other Australians. The section concludes with information on behaviours and health risk factors that shape the health status of Indigenous peoples such as tobacco use, alcohol misuse and illicit drug use.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Ray RA, Fried O, Lindsay D (2014)

Palliative care professional education via video conference builds confidence to deliver palliative care in rural and remote locations.

BMC Health Services Research; 14: 272

Retrieved 19 June 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-14-272

2013

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Movement between hospital and residential aged care 2008-09.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Prostate cancer in Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Holloway K, Toye C, McConigley R, Tieman J, Currow D, Hegarty M (2013)

National consultation informing development of guidelines for a palliative approach for aged care in the community setting.

Australasian Journal on Ageing; Early view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12083):

Shahid S, Bessarab D, van Schaik KD, Aoun S, Thompson SC (2013)

Improving palliative care outcomes for Aboriginal Australians: service providers' perspectives.

BMC Palliative Care; 12: 26

Retrieved 23 July 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-684X-12-26

2012

Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing (2012)

Living longer. Living better..

Canberra: Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Australia's health 2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Palliative care services in Australia 2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

The Palliative care services in Australia report provides detailed information on the national responses to the palliative care needs of Australians, including Indigenous Australians. This publication is the first in a planned series of annual reports providing this information. The report broadly considers three aspects of palliative care:

  • services
  • resources
  • patient outcomes.

Details from a range of national data sources, including the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, are presented for 2009-10 and where available 2010-11. Changes over time are also shown.

Abstract adapted from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Community Affairs References Committee (2012)

Palliative care in Australia.

Canberra: Parliament of Australia

Cumming M, Boreland F, Perkins D (2012)

Do rural primary health care nurses feel equipped for palliative care?.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 18(4): 274-283

Planning Branch Queensland Health, Health Service Plan Project Steering Group, Townsville Hospital (2012)

Townsville hospital and health service health service plan 2012 - 2027.

Brisbane: Queensland Health

Royal District Nursing Service (2012)

Strengthening assessment and care planning: dementia practice guidelines for HACC assessment services.

Melbourne: Victorian Department of Health

These guidelines provide dementia-specific information and practical guidance for assessors from home and community care (HACC) assessment services, to improve assessment, care planning and service provision for people with possible dementia and their carers. Information for working with groups with diverse needs including Indigenous clients is also provided in this document.

The guidelines are designed to be a companion document to Strengthening assessment and care planning: a guide for HACC assessment services in Victoria.

Abstract adapted from the Department of Health Victoria

Thomson N, MacRae A, Brankovich J, Burns J, Catto M, Gray C, Levitan L, Maling C, Potter C, Ride K, Stumpers S, Urquhart B (2012)

Overview of Australian Indigenous health status, 2011.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

2011

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2010: detailed analyses.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Trends in palliative care in Australian hospitals.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Department of Health and Ageing (2011)

National palliative care strategy 2010: supporting Australians to live well at the end of life.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing, Australia

Nadimi F, Currow DC (2011)

As death approaches: a retrospective survey of the care of adults dying in Alice Springs Hospital.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 19(1): 4-8

Stumpers S, Thomson N, Brankovich J, Burns J, Catto M, Gray C, Maling C, Potter C, Ride K, Urquhart B (2011)

Overview of the health of Indigenous people in Western Australia 2011.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

2010

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2010)

National palliative care performance indicators: results of the 2008 performance indicator data collection.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

McGrath P (2010)

The Living Model: an Australian model for Aboriginal palliative care service delivery with international implications.

Journal of Palliative Care; 26(1): 59-64

Murphy S (2010)

A journey home to country.

The Chronicle; 16(1): 16

Prior D, Paardekooper C, Waight C, Jackson P (2010)

Indigenous and remote health: PEPA - bridging the gap in palliative care.

Australian Nursing Journal; 17(8): 39

Stewart S (2010)

"Palliative care for sick kidneys" education resource.

The Chronicle; 16(1): 18

Stewart S (2010)

Palliative care for renal clients living in a remote setting.

The Chronicle; 16(1): 12-13

2009

McGrath PD, Phillips EL (2009)

Insights from the Northern Territory on factors that facilitate effective palliative care for Aboriginal peoples.

Australian Health Review; 33(4): 636-644

McMahon J (2009)

How we did it: advance care planning for Indigenous renal clients in the Northern Territory [ppt].

Paper presented at the Together! Cultural connections for quality care at the end of life. 24-27 September 2012, Perth

To T, Boughey M (2009)

Referral patterns to a palliative care service in rural Australia servicing Indigenous Australians.

Internal Medicine Journal; 40(11): 772-776

2008

McGrath P, Fox-Young S, Phillips E (2008)

Insights on Aboriginal grief practices from the Northern Territory, Australia.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 14(3): 48-57

McGrath P, Phillips E (2008)

Aboriginal spiritual perspectives: research findings relevant to end-of-life care.

Illness, Crisis, & Loss; 16(2): 153-171

McGrath P, Phillips E (2008)

Insights on end-of-life ceremonial practices of Australian Aboriginal peoples.

Collegian; 15(4): 125-133

McGrath P (2008)

Family care giving for Aboriginal peoples during end-of-life: findings from the Northern Territory.

Journal of Rural and Tropical Public Health; 7: 1-10

Solomon G (2008)

Palliative care and preventable chronic disease.

The Chronicle; 11(2): 21

 
Last updated: 4 July 2014
 
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