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Writing as kin: Producing ethical histories through collaboration in unexpected places. Researching F.W. Albrecht, assimilation policy and Lutheran experiments in Aboriginal education

  • Authors: Ellinghaus, Katherine, Judd, Barry
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2020

This chapter explores the possibilities of relationality through collaboration between an Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholar. It describes an attempt to move beyond the problematic ways in which Indigenous history has…

Receiving essential health services on country: Indigenous Australians, native title and the United Nations Declaration

  • Authors: Creamer, S., Hall, N. L.
  • Published: 2019

Objectives The aim of the study was to investigate the public health challenge to provide chronic disease management to Indigenous Australians who wish to remain on traditional lands and not…

Cardiovascular disease prevention and rehabilitation in rural and remote populations

  • Authors: Gardiner, Fergus, Bishop, Lara, Foreman, Rachelle, Potter, Jane, Gale, Lauren, Laverty, Martin
  • Publisher: Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia
  • Published: 2019

Globally, cardiovascular disease (CVD) accounts for millions of preventable deaths each year. Based on 2014–15 data, more than 11 million Australians (47%) have at least one chronic condition, with people…

Multidisciplinary perceptions of working with children and their parents in small rural and remote Australian hospitals

  • Authors: Smyth, Wendy, Al Mamun, Abdullah, Shields, Linda
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
  • Published: 2019

This study elicited perceptions of nurses, doctors and allied health staff in rural and remote health facilities, about working with children and parents. This was a quantitative study using 'Working…

Declining soil transmitted helminth detections in an Australian tropical region

  • Authors: Hung, Te Yu, Janson, Sonja, Smith, Pam, Legg, Amy, Baird, Robert W.
  • Published: 2019

Summary Soil-transmitted helminths (STHs), are recognised neglected tropical diseases and have been endemic in patients in tropical Northern Australia. We reviewed the temporal trends in detections of STHs and Hymenolepis…

Triodia veniciae (Poaceae), a new species from the Pilbara region, Western Australia

  • Author: Barrett, Matthew D
  • Published: 2019

Barrett, M.D. Triodia veniciae (Poaceae), a new species from the Pilbara region, Western Australia. Nuytsia 30: 221–228 (2019). The Australian hummock grass genus Triodia R.Br. is currently undergoing taxonomic revision…

Talking and writing to develop mathematical meanings in a remote Indigenous context

  • Authors: Harper, Helen, Parkin, Bronwyn
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2019

In this chapter we explore how teacher and student talk, as well as written text, helped to build meaning in a series of mathematics lessons in a remote Indigenous school.…

Embedding evidence-based practice into a remote Indigenous early learning and parenting program: A systematic approach

  • Authors: Cooke, Louise, Piers-Blundell, Averill
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2019

Engaging and empowering Indigenous families and their young children in quality early learning experiences through increasing parent knowledge and skill is critical to bridging the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous…

Birth outcomes in women with gestational diabetes managed by lifestyle modification alone: The PANDORA Study

  • Authors: Cheng, E., Longmore, D., Barzi, F., Barr, E. L. M., Lee, I., Whitbread, C., Boyle, J. A., Oats, J., Connors, C., McIntyre, H. D., Kirkwood, M., Dempsey, K., Zhang, X., Thomas, S., Williams, D., Zimmet, P., Brown, A. D. H., Shaw, J. E., Maple-Brown, L.
  • Published: 2019

Aims To assess outcomes of women in the Pregnancy and Neonatal Diabetes Outcomes in Remote Australia (PANDORA) cohort with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) managed by lifestyle modification compared with women…

'Four boys Nga-Lerebina Ngana': Oracy and translanguaging in English and Ndjebbana

  • Authors: O'Mara, Joanna, Auld, Glenn, Djabibba, Lena
  • Published: 2019

In this paper we take on Green's (2017) orientation of the Australian Curriculum: English and consider what might it hold for the students of Australia. We set about analysing eighteen…

Compulsory income management: Combatting or compounding the underlying causes of homelessness?

  • Authors: Peterie, Michelle, Bielefeld, Shelley, Marston, Greg, Mendes, Philip, Humpage, Louise
  • Published: 2019

Compulsory Income Management (CIM) is a form of conditional welfare that involves the mandatory quarantining of a portion of welfare recipients’ social security payments. Quarantined funds are accessible via a…

Rural radio and the everyday politics of settlement on Indigenous land

  • Authors: Waller, Lisa, Mesikämmen, Emma, Burkett, Brian
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
  • Published: 2019

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Country Hour radio programmes are produced regionally and promote specific understandings of rurality. This article presents an analysis that shows Indigenous people and issues are rarely…

Talking skin: attitudes and practices around skin infections, treatment options, and their clinical management in a remote region in Western Australia

  • Authors: Amgarth-Duff, Ingrid, Hendrickx, David, Bowen, Asha, Carapetis, Jonathan, Chibawe, Robby, Samson, Margaret, Walker, Roz
  • Published: 2019

INTRODUCTION:Skin infections including scabies and impetigo have a high burden and cause significant morbidity in remote Aboriginal communities in Australia. Nevertheless, there is limited knowledge about community, healthcare practitioner and…

Targeted pre-emptive rabies vaccination strategies in a susceptible domestic dog population with heterogeneous roaming patterns

  • Authors: Hudson, Emily G., Brookes, Victoria J., Dürr, Salome, Ward, Michael P.
  • Published: 2019

Australia is free of canine rabies, however northern regions – such as the Northern Peninsula Area (NPA), Queensland – are at risk of an incursion from nearby rabies-infected Indonesian islands.…

Psychosocial care provision for terminally ill clients in rural Australian communities: the role of social work

  • Authors: Johns, Lise L., McAuliffe, Donna, Dorsett, Pat
  • Published: 2019

INTRODUCTION:Despite being one of the most avoided topics of all time, death is a guaranteed eventuality for us all. However, quality psychosocial care as death approaches is not a guarantee.…

Protocol for the Yapatjarrathati project: a mixed-method implementation trial of a tiered assessment process for identifying fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in a remote Australian community

  • Authors: Shanley, Dianne C., Hawkins, Erinn, Page, Marjad, Shelton, Doug, Liu, Wei, Webster, Heidi, Moritz, Karen M., Barry, Linda, Ziviani, Jenny, Morrissey, Shirley, O’Callaghan, Frances, Wood, Andrew, Katsikitis, Mary, Reid, Natasha
  • Published: 2019

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a highly prevalent neurodevelopmental disorder associated with prenatal alcohol exposure. Early identification can improve functioning for individuals and reduce costs to society. Gold standard…

Higher human T-cell leukaemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) proviral load is associated with end-stage kidney disease in Indigenous Australians: Results of a case-control study in central Australia

  • Authors: Talukder, Mohammad Radwanur R., Walley, Rebecca, Pham, Hai, Schinke, Shane, Woodman, Richard, Wilson, Kim, Sajiv, Cherian, Einsiedel, Lloyd
  • Published: 2019

Case series suggest that human T-cell leukaemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) is associated with kidney disease; however, little is known about the impact of proviral load (PVL). The present study…

Service availability and capacity in rural mental health in Australia: Analysing gaps using an Integrated Mental Health Atlas

  • Authors: van Spijker, Bregje A., Salinas-Perez, Jose A., Mendoza, John, Bell, Tanya, Bagheri, Nasser, Furst, Mary Anne, Reynolds, Julia, Rock, Daniel, Harvey, Andrew, Rosen, Alan, Salvador-Carulla, Luis
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
  • Published: 2019

Objective:Access to services and workforce shortages are major challenges in rural areas worldwide. In order to improve access to mental health care, it is imperative to understand what services are…

Young Aboriginal people's perspective on access to health care in remote Australia: Hearing their voices

  • Authors: Warwick, Susannah, Atkinson, David, Kitaura, Therese, LeLievre, Matthew, Marley, Julia
  • Published: 2019

Background: Young Australian Aboriginal people experience poor health outcomes, yet young people and Aboriginal people have low use of health care. Objective: To identify barriers and enablers of access for…

Rural paramedics’ capacity for utilising a salutogenic approach to healthcare delivery: a literature review

  • Authors: Cockrell, Krista Renee, Reed, Buck, Wilson, Leigh
  • Published: 2019

Introduction Australia has had a long-standing challenge in meeting rural and remote healthcare needs. Recently, new expanded paramedic roles have proven successful in addressing healthcare gaps, however, further research is…

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