Friday, 21 January 2011

Chronic Care for Aboriginal People Model of Care

The Chronic Care for Aboriginal People Model of Care is a new step-by-step guide for health professionals treating Aboriginal people with chronic conditions.

The purpose of this document is to highlight the significance in prevention and treatment of chronic disease in Aboriginal families. More importantly the aim is to bring to light the need to move from a traditional approach in health care to a model that considers Aboriginal people have very different needs to improve their health. For Aboriginal people, health is defined as, "not just the physical well being of an individual but refers to the social, emotional and cultural wellbeing of the whole community in which each individual is able to achieve their full potential as a human being thereby bringing about the total wellbeing of their Community. It is a whole of life view and includes the cyclical concept of life - death - life."

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