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Adaptive Practices: Chronic Care

South Australia — Riverland Aboriginal Chronic Disease Support Group: Community Storybook 2011


This Community Storybook celebrates the Riverland Aboriginal Chronic Disease Support Group and shows how aboriginal people from the Riverland in South Australia are taking an active part in managing their long-term illnesses in partnership with health professionals. It tells how and why the group was formed, some achievements and benefits, and several stories and tips from individual members. Read more.

Strengthening Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples


Comprehensive information is essential in improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Peoples and adds to the growing number of resources. This resource offers practical guidance and advice for those practitioners involved in cardiac rehabilitation. Read more. [PDF, 2.4 MB]

The Use of Culturally Adapted Competency Interventions to Improve Rehabilitation Service Outcomes for Culturally Diverse Individuals with Disabilities


Researchers have consistently found that, in terms of accessibility, treatment experiences and comprehensive outcomes, a disproportionate number of culturally and linguistically diverse individuals with disabilities receive less frequent care and poorer quality services and rehabilitation. These disparities may have several causes but all can lead to rehabilitation disparities and poor outcomes overall. Read more.

Diabetes Care and Health Status of First Nations Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes in Alberta


The objective of this survey was to describe the state of diabetes care among Alberta on-reserve First Nations individuals living with diabetes. The researchers found diabetes care suboptimal in Alberta First Nations communities, recommending community-based screening for diabetes control and complications. Read more.

Ripples in the Water: A Toolkit for Aboriginal People on Hemodialysis


Building on earlier research, the authors worked with nine community members from Elsipogtog First Nation (NB) and developed a toolkit for aboriginal people who are required to undergo hemodialysis away from their rural community. The toolkit would ensure patients are sufficiently educated, supported and resourced to access and experience culturally relevant health care.

Aboriginal Health Workers and Diabetes Care in Remote Community Health Centres: a Mixed Method Analysis


The researchers assessed and examined the effect of Aboriginal Health Workers (AHW) on the delivery of diabetes care in remote locations. A positive relationship was found, but barriers were also detected. Read more.