ClinicalKey - supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health - NAIDOC Week 2022

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National NAIDOC Week (July 3-10) celebrates and recognises the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth. Elsevier has put together a number of ClinicalKey and ClinicalKey for Nursing resources for CKN as an Indigenous health toolkit, proudly supporting Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in gaining access to high quality healthcare.

Across Australia, 3.2% of the national population identify as Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander. CKN supports ‘closing the gap’ in health inequality by ensuring greater response to the needs of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

This toolkit brings you a range of evidence-based content as an introduction to the extensive information available to Queensland clinicians through CKN’s state-wide subscriptions to ClinicalKey and ClinicalKey for Nursing. Providing access to quality information for all Hospital and Health Services and Queensland Ambulance Service employees, is part of our commitment to assisting with clinical decision making and delivery of care for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

Key Facts

The 2021 Summary of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status provides the following insights into health determinants and statistics surrounding common medical conditions across these communities:

  • In 2019-20, 581,163 hospitalisations identified as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
  • High rates of hospitalisations related to kidney disease (including repeat admissions for the same patients), injuries, pregnancy and birth, digestive conditions, and respiratory conditions.
  • Many of these hospitalisations (72 per 1,000) may have been preventable with appropriate care and early management.

Trending Journal Articles available via ClinicalKey and ClinicalKey for Nursing

Clinical Overviews

Acute Otitis Media Heart Failure
Alcohol Use Disorder Lung Cancer (Small Cell)
Breast Cancer in Females Major Depressive Disorder
Colorectal Cancer Meconium Aspiration Syndrome
Chronic Kidney Disease Poststreptococcal Glomerulonephritis
Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 in Adults Prostate Cancer
Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 in Adults Rheumatic Fever
Gastroenteritis in Children Stable Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Generalized anxiety disorder Tobacco Use Disorder and Smoking Cessation
Gestational Diabetes