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An opportunity to transform Australia’s neo-colonial health system

Alicia Veasey 0000-0001-5062-651X


The “modern” VBHC movement provides an opportunity to not only reform healthcare towards a more equitable, community centred system, but to also acknowledge, honour and learn from global Indigenous knowledges, systems, and ways of valuing knowing, being and doing. For Australia as a settler-colonial state, efforts to implement VBHC here are doomed to fail until the continued legacy of settler-colonial violence and systemic racism pervading Australia’s healthcare system is acknowledged, addressed and ameliorated.

AH24028  Accepted 11 February 2024

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