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This guide has been developed to support NT Health staff working in the area of Renal Health. It links you to latest resources available through Library Services.
Hughes JT, Dembski L, Kerrigan V, Majoni SW, Lawton PD, Cass A. (2017). Indigenous Patient Voices: Gathering Perspectives Finding Solutions for chronic and end stage kidney disease, 2017 Symposium Report. [online] Darwin: Menzies School of Health Research
This report documents the discussions of the inaugural “Indigenous patient voices: Gathering perspectives finding solutions for chronic and end-stage kidney disease symposium.”
The priorities of health care users, the expert-patients, and carers are documented. The expert-patient delegates highlighted a number of barriers to delivering quality health services for chronic and end stage kidney disease. The feedback from expert-patients provides a clear rationale for health care reforms.
There was agreement by the non-patient-carer delegates that reforms were needed to improve access to and utilisation of health services. Key issues discussed included where and how services were provided; how health information was provided; communication processes and the makeup of the renal health care workforce.