Health Issues journal edition details
Edition 94 (01/04/2008)
This edition focuses on Women's Health.
See contents page for further information.
See list below for articles from this edition that are available online.
Editorial by Marilyn Beaumont
One Swallow Doth not a Summer Make: What Does it Mean to Consult Consumers
This article is based on an interview Iva gave late last year. In it, Iva speaks of her experiences as a consumer advocate and her hopes for consumer participation and the health system in the future.
This edition of Health Issues focuses on womenís health at an important time in the evolution of womenís equality in Australia. With the early signs of a changed national public policy environment following the 2007 election of a federal Labor government, it is important to be reminded of our shared history, as Gwendolyn Gray does in her analysis. She provides a clear understanding that change and making governments responsive to womenís perspectives and concerns depends on being very close to the engines of power and having resources to undertake research, analysis and advocacy both inside and outside government.
On 20 November 2007, Health Issues Centre held its Annual General Meeting where Ian Roos, Chair of Cancer Voices Victoria, gave a presentation that examined the present state of consumer participation in health services and how it needs to be improved. This article is developed from Ianís presentation.