The ideal concept of Aboriginal holistic health is centrally placed in Australian Aboriginal health policies and strategies. Its effective uptake promises, as advocates suggest, reorienting the complex Australian health system to enable health improvements. However, continual reminders assail us that Aboriginal health is shocking, appalling, disastrous, disgraceful and damning. Could incapacity to engage effectively with the concept undermine health system improvements? The aim of this review of Australian literature was to identify the range of meanings attached to Aboriginal holistic health and engage with their implications for the health system.
Scott, W. G., Scott, H. M., & Auld, T. S. (2005). Consumer access to health information on the internet: Health policy implications. Australia and New Zealand Health Policy, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/1743-8462-2-13