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Journal article

“The talking bit of medicine, that’s the most important bit”: doctors and Aboriginal interpreters collaborate to transform culturally competent hospital care

This pilot was part of a larger Participatory Action Research study examining strategies to achieve culturally safe communication at Royal Darwin Hospital.
Literature review

Effects of employing primary care doctors in hospital care in improving quality of care and health outcomes of rural and remote patients: a scoping review

This rapid literature review was undertaken to refine the scope of subsequent research on the value of locating or employing primary care doctors in emergency or inpatient care of local hospitals.

Working together for client wellbeing: an outcome of health justice partnership

Health justice partnership brings legal help into healthcare settings and teams to more effectively address intersecting health and legal problems in the lives of shared clients. This paper explores wellbeing as one expressed outcome of health justice partnership.
Fact sheet

Safe and high quality care for people with intellectual disability

This fact sheet provides clinicians with strategies to support improvements in the quality of healthcare for people with intellectual disability.
Fact sheet

Intellectual disability: governance

This fact sheet provides information to support better health care for people with intellectual disability. It identifies the clinical governance system essential for person-centred care for people with intellectual disability.
Fact sheet

Intellectual disability: comprehensive care

Focusing on the coordinated delivery of health care that is aligned to a person’s goals of care and healthcare needs, with consideration of the effect of the person’s health issues on their life and wellbeing, this fact sheet provides information to support clinicians to provide...
Fact sheet

Intellectual disability: person-centred care

This fact sheet provides information to support clinicians to provide better health care for people with intellectual disability. It focuses on person-centred care strategies.

National safety and quality primary and community healthcare standards

These standards have been developed for services that deliver health care in a primary and/or community setting. They are person-centred, and describe the processes and structures that are needed to deliver safe and high-quality health care.

The New Zealand guidelines for helping people to stop smoking

This guide provides health care workers with updated guidance for use during their contact with people who smoke.
Working paper

Empowering the health workforce to make the most of the digital revolution

Digital technologies offer unique opportunities to strengthen health systems. This paper discusses how to engage and empower the health workforce to make the most of the digital revolution.

The missing link: how pharmacies can accelerate Australia's vaccine roll-out

Australia's vaccine roll-out has been poor. This report explores how enabling more community pharmacies to deliver the vaccine will help accelerate the program once more supply is received.
Discussion paper

Secondary consultation: a tool for sharing information and transferring knowledge in health justice partnership

The last decade has seen a rise in the number of legal, health and other practitioners in Australia coming together in partnership to address the unmet legal needs that affect the health and wellbeing of shared patients and clients. This discussion paper explores secondary consultation...

Managing COVID-19 outbreaks in disability residential settings: lessons from Victoria's second wave

This study provides insights into the challenges experienced by managers and workers in Victorian disability residential settings in the second wave of Victoria’s COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

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.

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.

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.