Aboriginal Policy Research Consortium International (APRCi)
 

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2005

Journal

Social Work in Health Care

Volume

39

Issue

1-2

First Page

165

Last Page

179

URL with Digital Object Identifier

http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J010v39n01_11

Abstract

This exploratory study investigates the experience of Cana- dian Urban Aboriginal persons as consumers of health care services. Re- sults highlight significant gaps in the training, skills, and knowledge of health care providers to optimally serve their Aboriginal patients. Also, sev- eral programs which are potentially most problematic for Aboriginal pa- tients are identified. The discussion outlines important roles for hospital social workers in improving the care provided to urban Aboriginal patients.

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