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Report

Health justice partnership as a response to domestic and family violence

This paper describes health justice partnership as an integrated response to domestic and family violence - what partnerships currently look like, where they are found, who they support, and what they offer partner agencies, practitioners and their clients.
Report

Improving staff capacity to form and facilitate relationships for people with severe intellectual disability: ‘it’s a slow process’

The study aim discussed in this report was to evaluate whether an intervention based on the relationship model would lead to change in the frequency of social interaction, and the nature of the relationship between direct support staff and people with severe intellectual disability.
Report

Collaboration through the COVID-19 crisis: lessons for systemic change

The insights and data shared in this report were collected across a range of activities facilitated by Health Justice Australia throughout 2020. The report draws on the insights of health and legal assistance services and practitioners and their representative bodies, including those working in health...
Position paper

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patient identification – COVID-19 release: position statement

In this position paper, the Australian Indigenous Doctors' Association illustrates the need for culturally safe practices in patient identification, to support the development of policies and services related to the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Report

Papua New Guinea's primary health care system: views from the frontline

This report aims to provide insights into how recent PNG government reform efforts are impacting on the primary health care system. Overall, the findings suggest that major health policies and broader reforms implemented under the O’Neill Government to strengthen the health system were struggling to...
Journal article

Medical decision making using knowledge of patient identification as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander: what do medical students think?

This study investigates medical student attitudes regarding medical decisions made after asking if patients are of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander origin.
Report

The courage to be kind: reflecting on the role of kindness in the healthcare response to COVID-19

This report draws on a series of reflective conversations, conducted between April and September 2020 with five medics working in different parts of NHS Scotland. The conversations reflected on what can be achieved when united by a common purpose, and when work is underpinned by...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Steven Miles said the LNP cut 4,400 health workers when it was last in power and that Labor reversed those cuts. Is that correct?

During the 2020 Queensland election campaign, Steven Miles, the Deputy Premier and Minister for Health, consistently attacked the Liberal National Party's track record, claiming they had slashed 4,400 jobs in healthcare when they last held office. Verdict: Mr Miles's claim is overstated.
Briefing paper

Pushing the boundaries: using telehealth to improve regional access and care

This Policy Brief focuses on telehealth and the opportunity to use existing services more effectively to embed paediatric expertise in regional primary care.