People from migrant and refugee backgrounds are less represented in medical research, yet the results are applied across the population. So how do we change this to get better representation at the research stage, to know that new research benefits everyone? The Health Issues Centre (HIC) and Melbourne Academic Centre for Health (MACH) teamed up to understand how best to engage with two specific migrant and refugee populations. The research was funded through a grant from the Office of Health and Medical Research, DHHS, with the aim to gain insights into how medical research is viewed and what the barriers or [...]
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With funding from Safer Care Victoria, we recently hosted two online forums with consumers and health professionals to discuss the revised Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights. One featured Alfred Health presenting their Patients Come First Strategy which has focused on encouraging staff to embed the Charter in day-to-day practice and has led to innovative promotion of the Charter to patients, including providing examples of what the Charter means to patients in practice. Alfred Health’s excellent presentation, jointly done with one of their Consumer Advisors, begins at 12 minutes in this video. The second forum involved Albury Wodonga Health describing how they have linked healthcare rights with patient experience and Heywood [...]