Indigenous Australians and Health

Paperback | November 10, 2013

byRonald Hampton, Maree Toombs

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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. Key themes emerging from the text outline the fundamental and underlying components that continue to influence good health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It further seeks to provide an understanding of Indigenous Australian perspectives of their own health, and examines thehistorical connections between health and the impacts of colonisation, both past and present in Australia. In covering the broad disparity between the wider Australian community and Indigenous Australians in health outcomes and life expectancy Indigenous Australians and Health promotes awareness of culturally-based issues which can impact on access and response to clinical health services.

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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. Key themes emerging from the text outline the fundamental and underlying...

Ron Hampton is a long-time educator with a BA, Grad Dip Arts and an M Ed. He is Clinical Educator in Indigenous health at the University of Queensland. He is a past chair of Darling Downs Shared Care Inc. t/a Carbal Medical Centre. His ongoing commitments include: community member of Queensland's Mental Health Review Tribunal; cultural...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:356 pagesPublished:November 10, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195519620

ISBN - 13:9780195519624

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Indigenous Australians: history, culture and identity1. Culture, Identity and Indigenous Australian peoples2. Racism, colonisation/colonialism and impacts on indigenous people3. Contemporary Indigenous AustraliansPart 2: Promoting Health and Wellbeing among Indigenous communities4. Indigenous Australian concepts of health and wellbeing5. Indigenous access to health and health services6. Ethics and Healthcare: cultural competencies, protocols and integrity in clinical practice and research7. Communication for Working with Indigenous communitiesPart 3: Primary Healthcare and Indigenous Australians8. Primary Healthcare: Metropolitan, Regional, Rural and Remote practices9. Physical Health among Indigenous Australians10. Nutrition and Diet in Indigenous Communities11. Mental Health among Indigenous Australians12. Impacts of substance abuse, violence and self-harm in Indigenous communities13. Disability in Indigenous Australian People14. Allied Health and Indigenous Australia