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Indigenous Australian Health and Cultures: An introduction for health professionals

By Rosalie Thackrah
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ISBN
9781442509979
Published date
29/11/2010
 
 
 

Description

This volume has been written by a diverse group of health professionals, the majority of whom are Indigenous Australians. A life cycle approach has been adopted, with chapters focusing on pregnancy and birthing through to the care and responsibilities of the elderly. These are bookended by the first chapter on Culture, History and Health which contextualises the subsequent content and the final chapter on future directions following the National Apology.

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ISBN
 
9781442509979
Edition
 
1st
Published date
 
29/11/2010
Published by
 
Pearson Australia
Pages
 
312
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Table of contents

Table of Contents

Foreword by A/Professor Ted Wilkes
Table of Contents
About the Authors
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Rosalie Thackrah and Kim Scott
1. Culture, history and health by Sherry Saggers, Maggie Walter, Dennis Gray
2. New life: conception, pregnancy and birthing by Terry Dunbar and Linda Ford
3. Aboriginal infants and young children: The challenges ahead by Heather D’Antoine and Dawn Bessarab
4. Aboriginal youth: challenges, strengths and opportunities by David Vicary and Tine Hoult
5. The health, social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal women by Pat Dudgeon and Roz Walker
6. Lives of Indigenous Australian Men by Mick Adams and Brian McCoy
7. The Elderly: Care and Responsibilities by Sandra Thompson, Rosemary van den Berg and Kate Smith
8. Loss, grief, bad luck and sorry business by Jane Ulrik, Denise Foster and Vanessa Davis
9. The National Apology: A New Pathway Forward? By Shaun Ewen and Brian McCoy


Features & benefits

· All chapters are either authored or co-authored by Indigenous Australians.

· Contributors are drawn from many professions including social work, medicine, midwifery, nursing, psychology, public health, anthropology, occupational therapy and physiotherapy, giving the book a very inter-professional flavour. Community members are also represented.

· Contributors come from Western Australia, the Northern Territory, Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania providing a national focus

· All chapters include two Reflective Practice scenarios that encourage ‘fearless conversations’ about complex issues raised.

Author biography

Rosalie Thackrah, Lecturer in Behavioural Health Science, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Curtin University and Kim Scott, Associate Professor, Centre for International Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University.