Historical and current perspectives on the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Sherwood, Juanita, and Geia, Lynore K. (2014) Historical and current perspectives on the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. In: Best, Odette, and Fredericks, Bronwyn, (eds.) Yatdjuligin: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nursing and midwifery care. Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, pp. 7-30.

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Abstract

[Extract] This chapter will help you understand:

-Why the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is the business of every health professional in Australia

-The key events in Australian history that have influenced the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

-The continuing effects of colonial policies on the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

-Factors promoting best practice in developing policy, programs and service delivery for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

-The current policy environment relevant to the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

-The role of nurses as change agents in the field of Indigenous health.

Item ID: 37706
Item Type: Book Chapter (Teaching Material)
ISBN: 978-1-107-62530-3
Keywords: closing the gap, health gap, social justice, worldview
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2015 01:16
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111006 Midwifery @ 40%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health @ 40%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111717 Primary Health Care @ 20%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Determinants of Health @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920302 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Health Status and Outcomes @ 40%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australias Past @ 10%
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