Increased numbers of Australian Indigenous nurses would make a significant contribution to 'closing the gap' in Indigenous health: What is getting in the way?

Roianne West, Kim Usher, Kim FOSTER

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The provision of a well trained and culturally safe health workforce is critical to the alleviation of health inequities for Australian Indigenous peoples. Educating and graduating significant numbers of Indigenous registered nurses is one way the 'Close the Gap' initiative succeeds. Indigenous nurses bring a set of unique skills, knowledge and understanding to health service delivery.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-130
Number of pages10
JournalContemporary Nurse
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


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