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Ascertaining infectious disease burden through primary care clinic attendance among young Aboriginal children living in four remote communities in Western Australia

  • Authors: Hendrickx, D, Bowen, AC, Marsh, JA, Carapetis, JR, Walker, R
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Published: 2018

Infectious diseases contribute a substantial burden of ill-health in Australia’s Aboriginal children. Skin infections have been shown to be common in remote Aboriginal communities, particularly in the Northern Territory, Australia.…

Permeatal ‘push through’ myringoplasty in the Northern Territory: a prospective cohort

  • Authors: Loh, Tze Ling, Ranguis, Sebastian, Patel, Hemi, Crossland, Graeme
  • Published: 2018

Background: The permeatal cartilage ‘push through’ tympanoplasty is a safe and effective technique that has previously been shown to be beneficial in a variety of settings. This study examines its…

Osteoporosis and low bone mineral density (osteopenia) in rural and remote Queensland

  • Authors: Macgregor, Campbell Bruce, Meerkin, Jarrod D., Alley, Stephanie Jade, Vandelanotte, Corneel, Reaburn, Peter John
  • Published: 2018

Objective To report that prevalence rates of osteoporosis and osteopenia differ according to different levels of remoteness in Queensland, Australia. Design Retrospective analysis of bone mineral density scans undertaken between…

The virtues of rubbish research: A novel way of measuring the impact of crime prevention interventions in public spaces

  • Authors: Allard, Troy, Stewart, A, Manning, M
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Published: 2018

The virtues of rubbish research: A novel way of measuring the impact of crime prevention interventions in public spaces

Alliances and evidence: Building the capacity and effectiveness of rural health advocacy in Australia

  • Authors: Barclay, Lesley, Gregory, Gordon
  • Published: 2018

This article describes two strategies that have strengthened the capacity and effectiveness of rural health advocacy in Australia over the past nearly three decades. The first is the development of…

A qualitative study of the factors impacting Antimicrobial Stewardship program delivery in regional and remote hospitals

  • Authors: Bishop, Jaclyn L., Schulz, Thomas R., Kong, David C. M., Buising, Kirsty L.
  • Published: 2018

Background Many regional and remote (‘regional’) hospitals are without the specialist services that support Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) programs in major-city hospitals. This can impact their ability to implement AMS activities.…

Living in rural and remote Australia: Health care impacts for children with medical complexity and their families

  • Authors: Brown, KA, Zurynski, YA
  • Published: 2018

Introduction: The number of children with medical complexity CMC residing in rural areas is growing as the life span of CMC increases, placing an increased, unsustainable load on tertiary health…

Is it agency? An integrative interpretation of female adolescents’ sexual behaviour in three remote Australian Aboriginal communities

  • Authors: Burbank, Victoria, Senior, Kate, McMullen, Susan
  • Published: 2018

In this paper we attempt to understand at least some of the complex and interacting forces – cultural, biological, developmental and historical – that influence adolescents’ sexual behaviour in three…

What principles should guide visiting primary health care services in rural and remote communities? Lessons from a systematic review

  • Authors: Carey, Timothy A., Sirett, David, Wakerman, John, Russell, Deborah, Humphreys, John S.
  • Published: 2018

Visiting health services are a feature of health care delivery in rural and remote contexts. These services are often described as ‘fly-in fly-out’ or ‘drive-in drive-out’. Posing the question ‘What…

Deficit discourse and Indigenous health: How narrative framings of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are reproduced in policy

  • Authors: Fogarty, Will, Bulloch, Hannah, McDonnell, Siobhan, Davis, Michael
  • Publisher: The Lowitja Institute
  • Published: 2018

This report explores ‘deficit discourse’ in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health policy. ‘Discourse’, in this context, encompasses thought represented in written and spoken communication and/or expressed through practices. The…

Guthoo (We are One): Stage 2-Kalgoorlie Survey Final Report

  • Authors: Kickett-Tucker, C.S., , Tucker, J., , Leslie, R., , McHugh, T., , Redman, M., , Cunneen, R., , Lawrence, D., , Lynch, D., , Cooper, G., , Abdullah, L., , Leslie, M., , Meredith, M., , Tucker, P., , Trainer, P.
  • Publisher: Koya Aboriginal Corporation and Pindi Ltd, Centre for Research Excellence in Aboriginal Wellbeing
  • Published: 2018

The untimely death of an Aboriginal young person in 2016 highlighted community concern for stronger engagement with youth, demonstrated by the high rate of youth antisocial behaviour occurring in the…

Mental health emergencies: Are our remote and isolated workforce practiced and prepared?

  • Author: North, A
  • Published: 2018

Access to mental health services within rural and remote Australia is limited, with increasing remoteness the availability of mental health professionals decreases (AIHW 2015).

Not just ceremony, not just dance, not just idea: Milpirri as hyperrealism, a key word discussion

  • Authors: Patrick, Steven Wanta Jampijinpa, Biddle, Jennifer L.
  • Published: 2018

This article is a critical and creative discussion of Milpirri, the experimental Warlpiri ceremony produced in conjunction with Tracks Dance Company since 2005. It utilizes Warlpiri key words as a…

Overcoming social disadvantage by investing in Indigenous teenage mothers

  • Authors: Staines, Zoe, Jose, Fiona
  • Published: 2018

In Australia, as in many parts of the world, Indigenous teenage girls are more likely than their non-Indigenous counterparts to fall pregnant as teenagers. Teenage parenthood can trigger a life-long…

Aboriginal culture and food-landscape relationships in Australia: Indigenous knowledge for Country and landscape

  • Authors: Clarke, PA, Jones, DS
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2018

Aboriginal residency of Australia began over 50,000 years ago. This landscape has sustained many Aboriginal communities, whilst witnessing major geological and climate transformations. Aboriginal custodians have navigated a vast spectrum…

Paediatric strongyloidiasis in central Australia

  • Authors: Wilson, Angela, Fearon, Deborah
  • Published: 2018

Few published studies are available describing the prevalence of paediatric strongyloidiasis in endemic areas within Australia. This literature review and exploratory clinical audit presents the first seroprevalence data for paediatric…

Australia's appointment to the UN Human Rights Council means it must deliver on Indigenous engagement in alcohol control

  • Authors: Muhunthan, Janani, Angell, Blake, Wilson, Andrew, Hackett, Maree L., Latimer, Jane, Eades, Anne-Marie, Jan, Stephen
  • Published: 2018

In October 2017, Australia was elected for the first time to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to serve a three-year term that will span from 2018 to 2020.…

Context-sensitive antibiotic optimization: a qualitative interviews study of a remote Australian hospital setting

  • Authors: Broom, J., Broom, A., Kirby, E.
  • Published: 2018

Background Antibiotic optimization is an urgent international issue. Regulatory frameworks, including the requirement to have a functioning antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) programme, are now ubiquitous across the hospital sector nationally and…

Tele-social work and mental health in rural and remote communities in Australia

  • Authors: Lia Bryant, Bridget Garnham, Deirdre Tedmanson, Sophie Diamandi
  • Published: 2018

Rural and remote communities often have complex and diverse mental health needs and inadequate mental health services and infrastructure. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) provide an array of potentially innovative…

Cross-sectional associations of albuminuria among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults: the eGFR Study

  • Authors: Hughes, J. T., Maple-Brown, L. J., Thomas, M., Lawton, P. D., Sinha, A., Cass, A., Barzi, F., Jones, G. R. D., Jerums, G., MacIsaac, R. J., O'Dea, K., Hoy, W. E.
  • Published: 2018

Objective: To describe the detailed associations of albuminuria among a contemporary cohort of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to inform strategies for chronic kidney disease prevention and management. Methods:…

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