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Toolkit resources 

The following resources are available for download as part of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Patient Quality Improvement Toolkit for Hospital Staff.

 

Resources:

  • The EQUiP National Standrads that are relevent to Aboriginal quality improvement activities are Standard 11 and Standard 12.
  • The Oxfam Australia 2006 Commonwealth Games briefing paper: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, the Australian situation is in contrast to improvements made in the health status of indigenous people living in other Commonwealth countries such as Canada and New Zealand.
  • The Cultural Respect Framework: a guiding principle for jurisdictions and healthcare organisations in the development of policy and healthcare services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Improving the Patient Journey: A study that examined cardiac care for remote indigenous patients coming to a major tertiary hospital.

  • National Report Card on Hospital Care Provided to Indigenous Patients with Coronary Heart Disease in Australia: an article highlighting statistcis of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients admitted to hospital for coronary heart disease.

  • They get a bit funny about going: an article regaring a 2004 project conducted across Australia to investigate the experiences of people travelling to city hospitals from rural and remote areas and to improve their health outcomes.

Additional References:

Australian Bureau of Statistics, Life Tables for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 2010-2012 (cat. no. 3302.0.55.003).

 

Australian Council on Healthcare Standards, EQuIP National http://www.achs.org.au/publications-resources/equipnational/

 

Bailie R.S, Si D, O’Donoghue L & Dowden M (2007). Indigenous health: effective health services through continuous quality improvement, Medical Journal of Australia, 186(10):525-527.

 

Chong A, Renhard R, Wilson G, Willis J and Clarke A (2011). Improving Cultural Sensitivity to Indigenous People in Australian Hospitals a Continuous Quality Improvement Approach. Focus on Health Professional Education: A Multi-disciplinary Journal, Vol. 13, No. 1, July: 84-97, ISSN: 1442-1100 http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=348953581147456;res=IELHEA

 

Closing the Gap Clearing House http://www.aihw.gov.au/closingthegap/

 

Mooney N, Bauman A, Westwood B, Kelaher B, Tibben B and Jalaludin B. (2005). A Quantitative Evaluation of Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Training in an Urban Health Service

 

National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards http://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/publications/national-safety-and-quality-health-service-standards/

 

Osborne K, Baum F and Brown L (2013). What works? A review of actions addressing the social and economic determinants of Indigenous health. Issues paper no.7. Produced for the Closing the Gap Clearinghouse. Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare & Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies.

 

Renhard R, Willis J, Chong A, Wilson G and Clarke A (2010). Improving Culture of Hospitals Project: Final Report, Australian Institute of Primary Care, Latrobe University. http://www.lowitja.org.au/improving-culture-hospitals

 

Renhard R, Chong A, Willis J, Wilson G and Clarke A (2014). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Quality Improvement Framework and Toolkit for Hospital Staff (AQIFTHS) Updated, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. http://www.svhm.org.au/aboutus/community/ICHPtoolkit/Pages/toolkit.aspx

 

Scrimgeour M and Scrimgeour D (2008) Health Care Access for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People Living in Urban Areas, and Related Research Issues: A Review of the Literature, Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health, Discussion Paper Series: No. 5.

 

Valery P.C, Coory M, Stirling J and Green A.C (2006) Cancer diagnosis, treatment, and survival in Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians: A matched cohort study. The Lancet 367, (9525):1842.

 

Ware V.A (2013). Improving the accessibility of health services in urban and regional settings for Indigenous people. Resource sheet no. 27. Produced for the Closing the Gap Clearinghouse. Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare & Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies.

 

Willis J, Clarke A, Winters M and Posenelli S (2012). Improving the Pathways to Hospital Care: A Closing the Health Gap Project 2011-2012: Final Report, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. For online summary see: Closing the Gap in Aboriginal Health Outcomes Initiative: Case Example Report January 2014, Urbis, Pg 18-21. http://docs.health.vic.gov.au/docs/doc/5D633D5F19E78950CA257C84000474D3/$FILE/Final_case_example_report.pdf

 

Wilson D (2003). The nurse's role in improving indigenous health. Contemporary Nurse, Oct, 15 (3): 232-40

 

Winters M and Willis J (2011) Quality Improvement in Aboriginal health - Good practice examples from Canadian health services: Final Fellowship Report November 2011. St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. For online podcast see http://health.vic.gov.au/chi/podcasts.htm

 

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