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Cultural Bias Initiatives to Improve Kidney Transplantation For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

Cultural Bias Initiatives to Improve Kidney Transplantation For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

Category:

Cultural Safety

Type:

Policy briefs

Author:

Lowitja Institute




Kidney disease is a serious and increasing health problem among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are more likely to experience kidney failure compared to other Australians, be diagnosed at an earlier age, and have a higher prevalence of other health conditions. Despite this, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are four times less likely to receive a kidney transplant when they need it.

See also: Cultural Bias Indigenous Kidney Care And Kidney Transplantation Report