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A Wellbeing Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Living with Chronic Disease

 

Overview

This study aimed to develop a wellbeing framework which could assist primary health care services to improve the quality of life, care and health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with chronic disease.

The research involved the cooperation of a number of Aboriginal Medical Services and was guided by a national reference group.

The resulting wellbeing framework incorporates physical, social, emotional, cultural and spiritual aspects of health and wellbeing, and consists of two core values fundamental to the care of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people:

This project was carried out by the Kanyini Vascular Collaboration, and funded by the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute, supported by a grant from the Australian Government Department of Health.

Abstract adapted from the Kanyini Vascular Collaboration

Contacts

Kanyini Vascular Collaboration
Anne Eades
Research Fellow
The George Institute for Global Health
Phone: (02) 8507 2503
Email: aeades@georgeinstitute.org.au

Related publications

Davy C, Kite E, Sivak L, Brown A, Ahmat T, Brahim G, Dowling A, Jacobson S, Kelly T, Kemp K, Mitchell F, Newman T, O'Brien M, Pitt J, Roesch K, Saddler C, Stewart M, Thomas T (2017)

Towards the development of a wellbeing model for Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples living with chronic disease.

BMC Health Services Research; 17: 659

Retrieved 15 September 2017 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-017-2584-6

Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (2015)

A 'Wellbeing Framework' for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living with chronic disease.

Sydney: Kanyini Vascular Collaboration

This report presents a wellbeing framework designed to assist healthcare services to improve the quality of life and quality of care, as well as the health outcomes, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living with chronic disease. Guided by a national reference group, the framework incorporates physical and social, emotional, cultural and spiritual aspects of health and wellbeing.

Abstract adapted from Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute

O'Brien M, Stewart M (2015)

A 'Wellbeing Framework' for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living with chronic disease.

Paper presented at the 13th National Rural Health Conference. 24-27 May 2015, Darwin

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Last updated: 20 September 2017
 
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