Interpersonal treatment

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are more likely to feel culturally safe when they are treated with understanding, respect and empathy by health care providers. This leads to more trust and confidence in the health care they receive. Where Indigenous Australians are treated badly or unfairly because of their race, culture or language they may be less likely to access health care, or to feel comfortable and culturally safe when receiving care. The data reported on Indigenous patient experiences of interpersonal treatment come from national surveys, and public hospital patient surveys in some states.

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