Briefing paper

Addressing racism to improve healthcare outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: a case study in kidney care

Kidney diseases Indigenous health Cultural awareness Health equity Australia
Description

Action is urgently needed to address the immense health disparities in kidney disease outcomes suffered by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, who have at least six times the age-standardised incidence of end-stage kidney disease requiring treatment as non-Indigenous Australians.

Equity in kidney care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients should arise from work across multiple agencies to improve the ability of non-Indigenous health professionals and healthcare organisations to deliver better healthcare for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in four domains: cultural safety, institutional racism, National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards and race discrimination law.

This Perspectives Brief describes  a conceptual framework which brings together these four domains to guide institutions and health professionals in their work to deliver better health care outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, including those with chronic kidney disease.

Publication Details
DOI:

10.25916/5eabae1cff0e3

Issue:
Deeble Institute Perspectives Brief no.9