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Environmental and systemic challenges to delivering services for Aboriginal adults with a disability in Central Australia

  • Authors: Gilroy, John, Dew, Angela, Barton, Rebecca, Ryall, Lee, Lincoln, Michelle, Taylor, Kerry, Jensen, Heather, Flood, Victoria, McRae, Kim
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Published: 2021

Purpose This two-year (2016-2018) study aimed to identify what a good life is for Aboriginal people with disability in remote Central Australia and how service providers can support them to…

Lessons learned from adapting a remote area health placement from physical to virtual: a COVID-19-driven innovation

  • Authors: Mak, D. B., Russell, K., Griffiths, D., Vujcich, D. L., Strasser, R.
  • Published: 2021

OBJECTIVES:  To investigate the acceptability and the effectiveness of a virtual adaptation of a well-established, mandatory, community-based pre-clinical remote area health placement in which medical students learn about the social…

Ethnography and policy: Knowledge production as negotiating multiplicity in landscapes of policy practice

  • Authors: Spencer, Michaela, Gill, Natalie
  • Published: 2021

In this presentation, we draw on our experience of teaching ‘policy and ethnography’ to students who were also employed as government bureaucrats working in remote Aboriginal communities in northern Australia.…

A community-based program to reduce acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in northern Australia

  • Authors: Kerrigan, Vicki, Kelly, Angela, Lee, Anne Marie, Mungatopi, Valerina, Mitchell, Alice G., Wyber, Rosemary, Ralph, Anna P.
  • Published: 2021

In Australia’s north, Aboriginal peoples live with world-high rates of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) and its precursor, acute rheumatic fever (ARF); driven by social and environmental determinants of health. We…

ABO and Rhesus D blood groups in the Northern Territory of Australia

  • Authors: McLean, Antonia, Szabo, Ferenc, Wang, Zhiqiang
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Published: 2021

Background There are no contemporary published data on the frequency of the ABO and Rhesus D (RhD) blood groups in the Northern Territory (NT) of Australia, particularly for the large…

A capability approach to evaluating the social impact of music residencies and touring in remote Australia

  • Authors: Howell, Gillian, Bartleet, Brydie-Leigh
  • Published: 2021

Evaluation is a driving concern for arts organizations the world over, and a growing requirement from philanthropic, government, and corporate funders. There is increasing recognition of the need for evaluations…

Birthweight and the prevalence, progression, and incidence of CKD in a multideterminant model in a high-risk Australian Aboriginal community

  • Authors: Hoy, Wendy E., Swanson, Cheryl E., Mott, Susan A.
  • Published: 2021

Introduction: We have previously showed that albuminuria was associated with low birthweight in young adults in a remote Australian Aboriginal community that has high rates of kidney disease. Here we…

Co-designing digital cardiac rehabilitation with patients living in rural and remote Australia - the country heart attack prevention project

  • Authors: Nesbitt, Katie, Beleigoli, A., Du, H., Clark, R. A., Tirimacco, R.
  • Published: 2021

Background/significance. Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) significantly reduces death, reoccurring cardiac events, hospital admissions while improving quality of life. However, it is still poorly attended with participation rates worldwide between 20-50%, worsened…

Renewable energy development on the Indigenous Estate: Free, prior and informed consent and best practice in agreement-making in Australia

  • Authors: O'Neill, Lily, Thorburn, Kathryn, Riley, Bradley, Maynard, Ganur, Shirlow, Esmé, Hunt, Janet
  • Published: 2021

In Australia, large-scale renewable energy projects are being developed or proposed on lands over which First Nations hold rights and interests. Our review of the literature on renewable energy and…

Chronic disease health literacy in First Nations people: A mixed methods study

  • Authors: Rheault, Haunnah, Coyer, Fiona, Bonner, Ann
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Published: 2021

Aim To explore chronic disease education, self-management and health literacy abilities from First Nations Australian adults with chronic disease through the integration of qualitative and quantitative findings. Background Chronic disease management…

Strong communities and justice practices in the Torres Strait Region

  • Authors: Scott, John, Staines, Zoe, Morton, James
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
  • Published: 2021

This article examines crime prevention practices in the Torres Strait Region (TSR), where relatively low crime rates challenge the association of discrete Indigenous communities with crime 'problems' and also test…

Accessible health care for Aboriginal young people in remote Australia

  • Author: Warwick, Susannah
  • Publisher: University of Western Australia
  • Published: 2021

Australian Aboriginal youth experience significant morbidity but may find it difficult to access culturally appropriate health care, particularly in remote areas. The Derby Aboriginal Health Service (DAHS) provides care in…

Djalkiri rom and gifts, talents, and talent development: Yolnu way, an Australian Aboriginal approach to talent development

  • Authors: Genevieve, Thraves, Penelope, Baker, Jeanette, Berman, Adele, Nye, Miriam, Dhurrkay
  • Publisher: Australasian Journal of Gifted Education
  • Published: 2021

Giftedness has long been recognised as a cultural construct. Further, the processes and practices for developing talents are culturally influenced. Yet, there is little existing research into Australian Aboriginal understandings…

Do remote dialysis services really cost more? An economic analysis of hospital and dialysis modality costs associated with dialysis services in urban, rural and remote settings

  • Authors: Gorham, Gillian, Howard, Kirsten, Cunningham, Joan, Barzi, Federica, Lawton, Paul, Cass, Alan
  • Published: 2021

Rates of end-stage kidney disease in Australia are highest in the Northern Territory (NT), with the burden of disease heaviest in remote areas. However, the high cost of delivering dialysis…

Paediatric off-road vehicle injury in rural and regional Australia

  • Authors: Mulligan, Christopher S., Adams, Susan, Soundappan, Soundappan S. V., Albanese, Bianca, Brown, Julie
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Published: 2021

Objective Off-road riding of quad bikes and motorcycles is common among children across rural and remote Australia, but is a significant source of injury and hospitalisation. An in-depth analysis of…

The invisible cohort: Remote students’ engagement and success in higher education

  • Authors: Pollard, Louise, Skene, Judy, Venville, Grady
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2021

This chapter applies a remote lens to the experience of rural students in higher education. Students from remote locations are usually subsumed within the regional students’ cohort for policy and…

Absence of human papillomavirus in nasopharyngeal swabs from infants in a population at high risk of human papillomavirus infection

  • Authors: Smith-Vaughan, Heidi C, Cheng, Allen C, Tabrizi, Sepehr N., Wurzel, Danielle F, Beissbarth, Jemima, Leach, Amanda J, Morris, Peter S, Binks, Michael J, Torzillo, Paul J, Chang, Anne B, Marsh, Robyn L
  • Published: 2021

Maternal urogenital human papillomavirus (HPV) infection may place neonates at risk of HPV acquisition and subsequently lower respiratory infections as HPV can influence development of immunity. The respiratory HPV prevalence…

Indigenous children’s ‘ways of knowing’: Exploring literacy learning for Indigenous preschool children in remote communities in Australia

  • Authors: Spencer, Alexis, Rouse, Elizabeth
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Published: 2021

Indigenous Australian children are more likely to score below the national literacy and numeracy benchmarks and less likely to access quality early childhood education and care than non-Indigenous Australian children.…

Viral hepatitis in correctional facilities in the Northern Territory of Australia 2003–2017

  • Authors: Sullivan, Richard P., Baird, Rob, Freeman, Kevin, Heggie, Hugh, Davis, Joshua S., Marshall, Catherine S., Davies, Jane
  • Published: 2021

Background: The demographic of Northern Territory prison population differs than elsewhere in Australia and the prevalence of hepatitis B and hepatitis C may therefore be somewhat different from other jurisdictions.…

Formative evaluation of a community-based approach to reduce the incidence of Strep A infections and acute rheumatic fever

  • Authors: Wyber, Rosemary, Kelly, Angela, Lee, Anne Marie, Mungatopi, Valerina, Kerrigan, Vicki, Babui, Segora, Black, Nina, Wade, Vicki, Fitzgerald, Christine, Peiris, David, Ralph, Anna P., End Rhd Communities Investigator, Advisory, Group
  • Published: 2021

Objectives: To explore the acceptability of a novel, outreached-based approach to improve primary and primordial prevention of Strep A skin sores, sore throats and acute rheumatic fever in remote Aboriginal…

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