Increasing inclusion in rural, generalist health services
Grant number: DP170101187 | Funding period: 2017 - 2020
The project aims to develop a 'toolkit' for health services to better serve minority groups. If health outcomes in Australia are to improve, health care must be provided to the poorest and sickest residents who need it most. However, these consumers will endure sickness rather than seek out services that are often exclusive and disrespectful. To provide accessible health care to disadvantaged residents, many of whom live rurally, all health services need to be responsive to diverse cultures and identities. This project works with rural health services to implement service-wide changes and discover how health services can adapt to the needs of diverse consumers.
Related publications (5)
Exploring the role-based challenges of providing culturally inclusive health care for maternal and child health nurses: Qualitative findings
Christina Malatzky, Zubaidah Mohamed Shaburdin, Lisa Bourke
Aims: To explore how maternal and child health nurses (MCHNs) working in a specific regionally located service perceive and experi..
A modified Continuous Quality Improvement approach to improve culturally and socially inclusive care within rural health services
Olivia Mitchell, Christina Malatzky, Lisa Bourke, Jane Farmer
BACKGROUND: The sickest Australians are often those belonging to non-privileged groups, including Indigenous Australians, gay, les..
Improving inclusion in rural health services for marginalised community members: Developing a process for change
Christina Malatzky, Olivia Mitchell, Lisa Bourke
Australia’s mainstream health services located in rural contexts are mandated to provide health care to the entire local populatio..
Prioritising the cultural inclusivity of a rural mainstream health service for First Nation Australians: an analysis of discourse and power
Christina Malatzky, Raelene Nixon, Olivia Mitchell, Lisa Bourke
In the context of persisting health inequities within many multicultural and socially diverse countries like Australia, there is a..