Australian Government Department of Health
National Cervical Screening Program
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Principles of Practice, Standards and Guidelines for Providers of Cervical Screening Services for Indigenous Women

The following principles were developed to assist in breaking down some of the barriers faced by Indigenous women when attending health services for cervical screening, and to maximise their access to the cervical screening pathway.

Published by Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
February 2004

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women's Forum, established to advise the Australian Screening Advisory Committee on strategies to improve participation of Indigenous women in breast and cervical screening, has developed a set of guidelines to assist in the delivery of appropriate cervical screening services for Indigenous women titled Principles, Standards and Guidelines for Providers of Cervical Screening Services for Indigenous Women.

The full publication is available as an Adobe Acrobat pdf file.
Principles of Practice, Standards and Guidelines for Providers of Cervical Screening Services for Indigenous Women (PDF 591 KB)

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