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The positioning of Indigenous Australians as health care recipients

Posted on: 2 April, 2013
Issue: Vol 13 No 2, April 2013 – June 2013
Related to Cultural ways Social determinants

Guthrie J, Walter M (2013)
The positioning of Indigenous Australians as health care recipients
In: Banwell C, Ulijaszek S, Dixon J, eds. When culture impacts health: global lessons for effective health research. Waltham, Massachusetts: Academic Press: 239-249

The day to day operations of Australia’s socioeconomic, racial, and cultural hierarchies have health consequences for Indigenous Australians. Comparing the socioeconomic and demographic positioning of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, this paper explores how the operations and control of the health system impact on Indigenous Australians. The consequences of the ontological (way of ‘being’) gap between the two are demonstrated in relation to the collecting of Indigenous status data for health statistics.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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