Commentary on Nutrition and older Indigenous Australians : service delivery implications in remote communities. A narrative review

Fredericks, Bronwyn (2013) Commentary on Nutrition and older Indigenous Australians : service delivery implications in remote communities. A narrative review. Australasian Journal on Aging, 32(4), pp. 198-199.

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Indigenous Australians are the most socially and economically disadvantaged population group in Australia and have the poorest health status. The statistics describe and highlight the degree of sicknesses and disadvantage along with lower life expectancy, elevated mortality rate and increased risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, respiratory disease and kidney disease. While these statistics reflect poor health status and a high level of illness within Indigenous communities, it is known that individual, family and community behaviours play a key role in Indigenous health and wellbeing outcomes. These behavioural issues include use of tobacco, alcohol and other substances along with lack of physical activity and poor nutrition. The paper Nutrition and older Indigenous Australians: Service delivery implications in remote communities. A narrative view explores some of the issues specific to nutrition. Bronwyn Fredericks was invited to provide this commentary by the Editor of the Australasian Journal on Aging.

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ID Code: 65656
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Bronwyn Fredericks is an Adjunct Professor with the Faculty of Health, QUT. She is a Professor and the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement) and BMA Chair in Indigenous Engagement at Central Queensland University. She is a member of the Indigenous Studies Research Network (QUT) and the National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network (NIRAKN) also based at QUT. Bronwyn is an Alumnus of QUT.
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Keywords: Aged Care, Nutrition, Food, Health, Wellbeing , Indigenous , Australia
DOI: 10.1111/ajag.12107
ISSN: 1741-6612
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (111701)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Research Centres > Indigenous Studies Research Network
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
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Deposited On: 06 Jan 2014 00:45
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2014 05:27

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