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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples' Health and Wellbeing

Prepares nursing and allied health students for health care practice among Indigenous Australian communities and encourages best clinical practice and skill development. 

Indigenous Australians and Health

Assists the student reader, through simple and practical strategies, to appreciate and understand the importance of 'Getting it right', when working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians in urban and remote areas. 

Traditional healers of central Australia : Ngangkari

Ngangkari are senior Aboriginal people authorised to speak publicly about Anangu (Western Desert language speaking Aboriginal people) culture and practices. It is accurate, authorised information about their work, in their own words.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples live about 10 years less than non-indigenous Australians. This book evaluates the uneven progress being made towards 'closing the gap'.

Yatdjuligin: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nursing and Midwifery Care introduces students to the fundamentals of the healthcare of Indigenous Australians, from the perspective of both the patient and the professional.

Indigenous Australian health and cultures : an introduction for health professionals

The health and welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people : an overview

The health and welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: an overview 2011 is a summary publication of Indigenous health and welfare statistics prepared by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Health care and indigenous Australians : cultural safety in practice

Uses a cultural safety approach for undergraduate health students or professionals wanting to improve their practice in relation to Indigenous Australian clients.

Binan Goonj : bridging cultures in Aboriginal health

The health status of many Aboriginal people remains the poorest in Australia despite many years of research, policies and interventions. The book explores the processes and practices which have created this situation and looks to provide practical strategies to work towards redressing it.

Aboriginal primary health care : an evidence-based approach

A comprehensive treatment of primary health care issues affecting Aboriginal people in Australia. The book aims to assist those working in the field of Aboriginal health to understand the evidence base behind primary care interventions.

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Brings to light the issues for transgender people which are compounded by living in sparsely populated, remote communities. Namely social isolation, maintaining relationships with friends, family and partners, and the difficulties accessing health care.

The case studies in the book offer detailed surveys of efforts to teach responsible drinking practices to Aboriginal people by installing canteens in remote communities, and the purchase of public hotels by Indigenous groups in attempt to control sales of alcohol and to create social enterprises.

As human migration brings an ever more diverse range of people, cultures and beliefs into contact, Western medical systems must adapt to cater for the different approaches it encounters towards illness, the body, gender, mental health and death.

Indigenous Australians with a disability have a very distinct age, geographic and health profile, which differs from that of the equivalent non-Indigenous population. If the NDIS is to be an effective policy for Indigenous Australians, it needs to take into account their very particular needs and aspirations.

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