Contemporary management issues for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services

J. Taylor*, J. Dollard, C. Weetra, D. Wilkinson

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Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services face particular management issues as they adjust to the dominant Western paradigm of managerialism and the market model of health service provision. Their cultural orientation leads to distinctive organisational features which both advantage and disadvantages them in this environment. The holistic model of health used and community control enable the delivery of integrated, culturally appropriate health care. However, effective community control is difficult to achieve. Services may benefit from partnerships with collaborators such as hospitals, regional health services and university departments of rural health if the partnerships are based on mutual respect and ensure that community control is retained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-132
Number of pages8
JournalAustralian Health Review: a publication of the Australian Hospital Association
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


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