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They really want to go back home, they hate it here: The importance of place in Canadian health professionals' views on the barriers facing Aboriginal patients accessing kidney transplants

Anderson, Kate, Yeates, Karen, Cunningham, Joan, Devitt, Jeannie and Cass, Alan (2009). They really want to go back home, they hate it here: The importance of place in Canadian health professionals' views on the barriers facing Aboriginal patients accessing kidney transplants. Health and Place,15(1):390-393.

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IRMA ID 10010xPUB23
Title They really want to go back home, they hate it here: The importance of place in Canadian health professionals' views on the barriers facing Aboriginal patients accessing kidney transplants
Author Anderson, Kate
Yeates, Karen
Cunningham, Joan
Devitt, Jeannie
Cass, Alan
Journal Name Health and Place
Publication Date 2009
Volume Number 15
Issue Number 1
ISSN 1353-8292   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 390
End Page 393
Total Pages 4
Place of Publication UK
Publisher Pergamon
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract Aboriginal Canadian patients with end-stage kidney disease receive disproportionately fewer transplants than non-Aboriginal patients. The reasons for this are poorly understood and likely to be complex. This qualitative study employed thematic analysis of in-depth interviews with Canadian kidney health professionals (n=23) from programs across Canada to explore their perspective on this disparity. Individual-level factors were the most commonly reported barriers to Aboriginal patients accessing transplants—most notable of which was patients’ remote living location. Understanding the role of ‘place’ as a barrier to accessing care and the lived experiences of Aboriginal patients emerged as key research priorities.
Keywords kidney transplantation
Indigenous health
health inequalities
access to healthcare
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2008.03.002   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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