Advancing accessible kidney transplantation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: the National Indigenous Kidney Transplantation Taskforce

Jaquelyne T. Hughes, Katie Cundale, Kelli J. Owen, Stephen P. McDonald

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Abstract

For tens of thousands of years, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have operated and thrived within sovereign societies. The sustained and systematic effects of colonisation — which enabled the combined denial of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's self-determination, autonomy, leadership, and capability to mobilise health-benefiting resources — have created the situation in which we find ourselves today of poor health and systemic differences in health care access and outcomes. For kidney health in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, this situation is illustrated through the persistent inequities in kidney failure incidence rates, health system access, and treatment outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S3-S6
Number of pages4
JournalMedical Journal of Australia
Volume219
Issue numberS8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2023

Keywords

  • Health policy
  • Health systems
  • Healthcare disparities
  • Kidney transplantation
  • Social determinants of health
  • Transplantation

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