You will also find profiles of people interviewed, and links to up-to-date information about different health conditions, how they are treated, and whom to approach for support and information.
Healthtalk Australia’s aim is to provide evidence-based data on people’s experiences of health and illness that will provide information and support, and assist informed decision making. Interviews typically include people’s accounts of their reactions to diagnosis, consultations with health professionals, support from family and friends, the impact of their health condition on relationships and work, decisions on treatment options, and the experience of taking medications and receiving treatments.
The overall aim is to contribute to the Australian Database of Patient Experiences (DIPEx) for the benefit of the Australian community, researchers, health professionals and policymakers. Healthtalk Australia is a member of DIPEx International.