Addressing inequities in access to quality health care for indigenous people

Peiris, David; Brown, Alex; Cass, Alan
November 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/4/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 10, p985
Academic Journal
The article comments on the article that describes inequities in access to health care and service utilitization among indigenous people with chronic kidney diseases. It cites colonization as one key contextual barrier to health care access. The author discusses the claim about the link of the continuing impact of colonization with the dominance of the biomedical paradigm and the view that noncompliant behaviours by indigenous people are the cause of poor health outcomes. The author suggests the documentation of disparities and precise understanding of their causes to close gaps in health care access.


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