Australian Indigenous adolescents with chronic conditions: Sociocultural context
Version of Record online: 29 OCT 2009
© 2009 The Author. Journal compilation © 2009 Paediatrics and Child Health Division (Royal Australasian College of Physicians)
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Volume 45, Issue 11, pages 629–632, November 2009
How to Cite
McDonald, H. (2009), Australian Indigenous adolescents with chronic conditions: Sociocultural context. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 45: 629–632. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2009.01584.x
- Issue online: 29 OCT 2009
- Version of Record online: 29 OCT 2009
- Accepted for publication 7 April 2009.
- chronic conditions;
- Indigenous adolescents
Scant information is available in the health literature on Australian Indigenous adolescents with chronic conditions and disabilities. Little is known about how Indigenous adolescence differs from mainstream adolescence, or how Indigenous adolescents manage chronic conditions. Health services are encouraged to engage in information sharing with Indigenous clients and to develop a collaborative approach to chronic condition management as a way to improve outcomes.