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The “White Card” is grey: Survelliance, endurance and the Cashless Debit Card

  • Author: Dalley, Cameo
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Published: 2020

Introduced in 2016, the Cashless Debit Card (CDC) is part of a welfare policy trial designed to restrict and direct the expenditure of Aboriginal people receiving a range of government…

P5 Clinical utility of stress echocardiography in remote indigenous and non-indigenous populations: a 10-year study in central Australia

  • Authors: Ratwatte, S, Costello, B, Kangaharan, N, Bolton, K, Kaur, A, Corkhill, W, Kuepper, B, Sanders, P, Wong, C X
  • Published: 2020

Central Australia is a vast, geographical region spanning some 830,000 square kilometres. It is the most populous Indigenous region in Australia (44%) and a great distance from tertiary centres (1,500km).…

Demonstration of high value care to improve oral health of a remote Indigenous community in Australia

  • Authors: Kularatna, Sanjeewa, Lalloo, Ratilal, Kroon, Jeroen, Tadakamadla, Santosh K. K., Scuffham, Paul A., Johnson, Newell W.
  • Published: 2020

The oral health of Indigenous children in remote communities is much worse than other population groups in Australia. Providing and maintaining an oral health service is challenging due to the…

Encounters with Yanyuwa rock art: Reflexivity, multivocality, and the “Archaeological Record” in northern Australia’s southwest Gulf Country

  • Author: Brady, Liam M.
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Published: 2020

This chapter explores what a reflexive encounter in an Indigenous archaeology context looks and feels like, and what its implications might be for the archaeologist and how they construct the…

Resilience in the Alice Springs Town Camps

  • Authors: Campbell, Shirleen, Corbo, Maree, Egan, Ronnie
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2020

This chapter draws on the experience of the Tangentyere Women’s Family Safety Group in Alice Springs, Australia, as an example of both individual and community resilience. The history, outcomes and…

Driving change across boundaries: Eliminating crusted scabies in Northern Territory, Australia

  • Authors: Dickinson, Helen, Gardner, Karen, Dowden, Michelle, van der Linden, Naomi
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Published: 2020

Collaboration is a key component of high-quality health systems and is particularly important when facing so-called wicked issues. This chapter examines cross-sector collaboration as a function of the notion of…

Gambling in rural and remote South Australia

  • Authors: Gannon, Elly, Delfabbro, Paul, Sutherland, Carly
  • Published: 2020

Although most people gamble safely, national prevalence rates indicate that approximately 0.2 to 1% of the Australian population experience problems with gambling. An issue that has not been extensively researched…

Roles of rural and remote registered nurses in Australia: an integrative review

  • Authors: Muirhead, Susan, Birks, Melanie
  • Published: 2020

Objective: The aim of this review is to explore the multifaceted roles of registered nursing practice in rural and remote areas of Australia. Background: People in rural and remote Australia…

Trust, culture and communication: determinants of eye health and care among Indigenous people with diabetes in Australia

  • Authors: Yashadhana, Aryati, Fields, Ted, Blitner, Godfrey, Stanley, Ruby, Zwi, Anthony B.
  • Published: 2020

Introduction Our study aimed to identify factors that influence access to eye care and eye health outcomes for remote Indigenous Australians living with diabetes.Methods In collaboration with Indigenous Community-Based Researchers…

Use of reimbursed psychology videoconference services in Australia after their introduction: An investigation using administrative data

  • Authors: Wilson, Alexandra, Moretto, Nicole, Langbecker, Danette, Snoswell, Centaine L.
  • Published: 2020

Background In November 2017, the Australian government approved reimbursement for psychology consultations conducted by videoconference under the Better Access initiative to address inequitable access of mental health services across regions…

Roles of rural and remote registered nurses in Australia: an integrative review

  • Authors: Muirhead, Susan, Birks, Melanie
  • Published: 2020

Objective: The aim of this review is to explore the multifaceted roles of registered nursing practice in rural and remote areas of Australia. Background: People in rural and remote Australia…

Did DI do it? The impact of a programme designed to improve literacy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in remote schools

  • Authors: Guenther, John, Osborne, Samuel
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Published: 2020

Over the 10 years of ‘Closing the Gap’, several interventions designed to improve outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students have been trialled. In 2014 the Australian Government announced…

Cord blood metabolic markers are strong mediators of the effect of maternal adiposity on fetal growth in pregnancies across the glucose tolerance spectrum: the PANDORA study

  • Authors: Lee, I. Lynn, Barr, Elizabeth L. M., Longmore, Danielle, Barzi, Federica, Brown, Alex D. H., Connors, Christine, Boyle, Jacqueline A., Kirkwood, Marie, Hampton, Vanya, Lynch, Michael, Lu, Zhong X., O’Dea, Kerin, Oats, Jeremy, McIntyre, H. David, Zimmet, Paul, Shaw, Jonathan E., Maple-Brown, Louise J., on behalf of the, Pandora study team
  • Published: 2020

Aims/hypothesis: We aimed to assess associations between cord blood metabolic markers and fetal overgrowth, and whether cord markers mediated the impact of maternal adiposity on neonatal anthropometric outcomes among children…

The delivery of Primary Health Care in remote communities: A Grounded Theory study of the perspective of nurses

  • Authors: McCullough, Kylie, Whitehead, Lisa, Bayes, Sara, Williams, Anne, Cope, Vicki
  • Published: 2020

Background Australia has vast areas of desert, wilderness and offshore islands where nurses provide the majority of health care services. The residents of Australia's remote communities generally have poorer health…

Stress, coping, and quality of life in families with a child with ASD living regionally

  • Authors: Parsons, Dave, Cordier, Reinie, Lee, Hoe, Falkmer, Torbjorn, Vaz, Sharmila
  • Published: 2020

Objectives: The present study aimed to explore whether regionality is associated with differing stress levels, coping, QOL and daily routines for parents and families of a child with ASD (aged…

HTLV-1c associated bronchiolitis in an Aboriginal man from central Australia

  • Authors: Chiong, Fabian, Jersmann, Hubertus, Wilson, Kim, Einsiedel, Lloyd
  • Published: 2020

We describe the first case of HTLV associated bronchiolitis to be associated with HTLV-1c subtype infection. An Aboriginal man with HTLV-1 infection was repeatedly admitted to Alice Springs Hospital, central…

The Ranger uranium mine agreement revisited: spacetimes of Indigenous agreement-making in Australia

  • Author: Howey, Kirsty
  • Published: 2020

Native title agreement-making or “contractualism” has become one of the dominant legible frames by which to understand Indigenous-settler relations in Australia, simultaneously providing benefits to Aboriginal groups yet constraining opportunities…

Introduction: The scene for a reflexive practice

  • Authors: Kearney, Amanda, Bradley, John
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Published: 2020

In this introductory chapter, we establish this book as a story of relationships, intersecting lives and experiences, as they have taken place in a remote township in northern Australia, between…

Early childhood anaemia more than doubles the risk of developmental vulnerability at school-age among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children of remote Far North Queensland: Findings of a retrospective cohort study

  • Authors: Leonard, Dympna, Buettner, Petra, Thompson, Fintan, Makrides, Maria, McDermott, Robyn
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Published: 2020

Aims Early childhood anaemia, usually attributed to iron deficiency, is associated with persistent detrimental effects on child development. This study investigates the association of anaemia between age six and 23?months…

Indigenous knowledge and seasonal calendar inform adaptive savanna burning in Northern Australia

  • Authors: McKemey, Michelle, Ens, Emilie, Rangers, M. Yugul, Costello, Oliver, Reid, Nick
  • Published: 2020

Indigenous fire management is experiencing a resurgence worldwide. Northern Australia is the world leader in Indigenous savanna burning, delivering social, cultural, environmental and economic benefits. In 2016, a greenhouse gas…

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