IKC100 Indigenous Health (8)
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This subject introduces the underlying historical, political, social, economic and cultural factors contributing to contemporary Indigenous ill-health. It evaluates relationships among race, racism and health care to further explain Indigenous health outcomes and proposes cultural competence as a framework for professional and policy responses to Indigenous ill-health. The subject introduces successful models of Indigenous health care, evaluates current policy initiatives and future policy directions. The relationships among culture, health care and health outcomes provide the subjects overarching framework. The subject draws comparative lessons from Canada and New Zealand in indigenous health policy.