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Promoting Inclusive Healthcare in Community Aged Care

Health policy and practice has shifted over the last few decades towards person-centred and consumer directed care. Person-centred and consumer directed care considers an individual’s needs, preferences and values, drawing on individual strengths and capabilities to enhance participation in healthcare.

The World Health Organization (WHO) Right to Health includes access to timely, acceptable, and affordable healthcare of appropriate quality. Decision-maker and health professional focus has been on improving equity of access for community members with particular individual diversity characteristics, to improve identified disparities in health outcomes. Diversity is what makes an individual unique, but the intersection of diversity characteristics makes healthcare delivery both interesting and challenging in community aged care. The heterogeneity of individuals is paramount when considering the provision of responsive and equitable healthcare.