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Title: The role of the CSANZ in 'closing the gap': an Indigenous cardiologists perspective.
Austin Authors: Burchill, Luke J
Affiliation: The University of Melbourne, Department of Medicine, Austin Health, 300 Waterdale Road, Heidelberg Heights 3081, Australia
Issue Date: 9-Mar-2009
Publication information: Heart, Lung & Circulation 2009; 18(2): 101-3
Abstract: The definition of Indigenous health as a human rights issue has signaled a major change in ideology, which has the potential to unite governments, health organisations and the Indigenous community to achieve improved health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people. Whilst much of the debate will focus on specific policies, programs and interventions, the greatest challenge lies in bridging the divide between mainstream and Indigenous definitions of health, wellbeing and identity. This article provides an Indigenous perspective on the role that the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand might play in bridging this divide so that we can 'close the gap' in life expectancy for ATSI people.
Gov't Doc #: 19269894
DOI: 10.1016/j.hlc.2009.01.006
Journal: Heart, Lung & Circulation
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Australia
Cardiovascular Diseases.mortality.therapy
Delivery of Health Care
Human Rights
New Zealand
Oceanic Ancestry Group
Societies, Medical
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