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Forgetting Compliance: Aboriginal Health and Medical Culture

Humphery, K. and Weeramanthri, Tarun S. (2001). Forgetting Compliance: Aboriginal Health and Medical Culture. Darwin, N.T.: Charles Darwin University Press (CDU Press).

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Author Humphery, K.
Weeramanthri, Tarun S.
Title Forgetting Compliance: Aboriginal Health and Medical Culture
Place of Publication Darwin, N.T.
Publisher Charles Darwin University Press (CDU Press)
Publication Year 2001
ISBN 9781876248598   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Total Pages 122
Language English
Field of Research 2002 - Cultural Studies
1199 - Other Medical and Health Sciences
Abstract This study provides both a critical insight into the institutionalised culture of health services provision in the Northern Territory and, most importantly, points towards ways in which that culture can be transformed. We conclude that 'compliance', thought of as a measure of patient uptake, must be forgotten. Instead, provision and uptake issues must be thought about simultaneously, as two sides of the one coin. Although 'local' in focus, the findings of the study have ramifications for Aboriginal health policy and service provision nationally.
Keyword Indigenous
Health and Medicine
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