Journal article

Building readiness for inclusive practice in mainstream health services: A pre-inclusion framework to deconstruct exclusion

Lisa Bourke, Olivia Mitchell, Zubaidah Mohamed Shaburdin, Christina Malatzky, Mujibul Anam, Jane Farmer



Across the globe, people are not equitably included or respected by health services. This results in some people being 'hardly reached' and having less access to safe and appropriate care. While some health services have adopted specific agendas to increase inclusion, these services can struggle to implement such strategies because the underlying reasons for exclusion have not been addressed. This calls for preparation prior to implementation of inclusion approaches that deconstructs discourses and practices of exclusion. This paper presents a pre-inclusion framework that seeks to deconstruct exclusion in health services. Authors developed this framework from action research in four 'mainstr..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

The researchers pay respect to the Yorta Yorta people, the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which this research took place, and their Elders past, present and emerging. The authors thank all the participants of this study, including service users and health professionals, for working with the research team. The research team also acknowledge the Australian Research Council (DP 170101187) for funding the research project as well as support from the Australian Government Department of Health Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training programme.