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Guidelines fail to boost Indigenous health research


Paper calls for “organisational level” change to promote inclusion and improve practice

A study has warned that existing health research guidelines for working with Indigenous Australians are not enough to guarantee truly inclusive access.

The study, published on 17 October in the Medical Journal of Australia, found that although the National Health and Medical Research Council’s guidelines on Indigenous health are largely being followed, “reorientation and investment are needed to give control of the framing, design and conduct of indigenous health research to Indigenous people”.

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