Engaging Indigenous men
A/Prof Mark Wenitong MBBS
Senior Medical Officer, Apunipima Cape York Health Council, Cairns;
Adj A/Prof, James Cook University
ABORIGINAL and Torres Strait Islander males may have reduced access to health services, and this and other related challenges can, and should be, addressed. Engaging men about personal and sensitive health issues offers the opportunity for better management of more life-threatening health conditions, but in the Indigenous setting this requires a focus on culturally appropriate services.
Chronic disease is often associated with social inequality, and