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dc.contributor.authorKendall, Elizabethen_US
dc.contributor.authorBarnett, Ledaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:42:11Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:42:11Z
dc.date.issued2015en_US
dc.date.modified2014-08-19T04:43:27Z
dc.identifier.issn14653419en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13557858.2014.921897en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/62547
dc.description.abstractObjective. To increase Aboriginal participation in mainstream health services, it is necessary to understand the factors that influence health service usage. This knowledge can contribute to the development of culturally appropriate health services that respect Aboriginal ways of being. Design. We used a community-based participatory approach to examine the reasons for underutilization of health services by Aboriginal Australians. Results. Based on three focus groups and 18 interviews with Aboriginal health professionals, leaders, and community members in rural, regional, and urban settings, we identified five factors that influenced usage, including (1) negative historical experiences, (2) cultural incompetence, (3) inappropriate communication, (4) a collective approach to health, and (5) a more holistic approach to health. Conclusion. Given that these factors have shaped negative Aboriginal responses to health interventions, they are likely to be principles by which more appropriate solutions are generated. Although intuitively sensible and well known, these principles remain poorly understood by non-Aboriginal health systems and even less well implemented. We have conceptualized these principles as the foundation of an empathic health system. Without empathy, health systems in Australia, and internationally, will continue to face the challenge of building effective services to improve the state of health for all minority populations.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom437en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto452en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue5en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEthnicity & Healthen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume20en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchStudies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Societyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode169902en_US
dc.titlePrinciples for the development of Aboriginal health interventions: culturally appropriate methods through systemic empathyen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Human Services and Social Worken_US
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