Published Papers - Abstract 103

Kelaher M, Baigrie N, Manderson L, Moore L, Shannon C & Williams G. Community perceptions of health, illness and care: Identifying issues for Indigenous communities. Women and Health, 1998; 28(1): 41-61

Community meetings, interviews with key informants and focus groups were used to document major health concerns and problems among indigenous women in Queensland, as part of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health. In this article, we analyse understandings of community as used in Australian health research and among indigenous women. We then examine health issues as identified and experienced by women and explore the gaps that exist between community concerns, individual health status, and service delivery.