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Settler-colonial governmentality: The carceral webs woven by law and politics

  • Author: Anthony, Thalia
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2020

This chapter is concerned with the relationality of law and politics in historical and contemporary expressions of colonial sovereignty in the Northern Territory of Australia and how this weaves webs…

Emerging food safety risk of hepatotoxic indospicine in feral Australian camel meat

  • Authors: Tan, Eddie T. T., Ng, Jack C., Al Jassim, Rafat, D’Arcy, Bruce R., Netzel, Gabriele, Fletcher, Mary T.
  • Published: 2020

Indospicine is a hepatotoxic non-proteinogenic amino acid that has only been found in Indigofera plants including a number of species abundant in central Australia. These legumes are palatable to feral…

Tourism to serve culture: the evolution of an Aboriginal tourism business model in Australia

  • Author: Scherrer, Pascal
  • Published: 2020

Purpose: This paper aims to track the evolution of an innovative Aboriginal tourism business model with deliberate social and community enterprise objectives in a remote setting.Design/methodology/approach: It adopts an in-depth…

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…

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…

The theory/practice of disaster justice: Learning from Indigenous peoples’ fire management

  • Authors: Weir, Jessica K., Sutton, Stephen, Catt, Gareth
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2020

Globally, Indigenous peoples have fire management practices which are not necessarily supported by the centralised land management and natural hazard institutions of nation states. This is changing in Australia with…

“You get exposed to a wider range of things and it can be challenging but very exciting at the same time”: enablers of and barriers to transition to rural practice by allied health professionals in Australia

  • Authors: Kumar, Saravana, Tian, Esther Jie, May, Esther, Crouch, Rosanne, McCulloch, Mandy
  • Published: 2020

Background: There is consistent evidence highlighting the mal-distribution of the health workforce between urban and rural and remote regions. To date, addressing this mal-distribution has focused on medicine and nursing…

The well-being of carers of older Aboriginal people living in the Kimberley region of remote Western Australia: Empowerment, depression, and carer burden

  • Authors: LoGiudice, Dina, Josif, Cathryn M., Malay, Roslyn, Hyde, Zoë, Haswell, Melissa, Lindeman, Melissa A., Etherton-Beer, Christopher, Atkinson, David, Bessarab, Dawn, Flicker, Leon, Smith, Kate
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
  • Published: 2020

Objective: To describe demographic features and well-being of carers of Aboriginal Australians aged ≥45 years in remote Western Australia. Method: Carer burden, empowerment, and depression were assessed in 124 Aboriginal…

Supporting holistic care for patients with tuberculosis in a remote Indigenous community: a case report

  • Authors: Miller, A., Cairns, A., Richardson, A., Lawrence, J.
  • Published: 2020

CONTEXT: Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious infectious disease with high rates of morbidity and mortality if left untreated. In Australia, TB has been virtually eradicated in non-Indigenous Australian-born populations but…

Translanguaging: Towards a strength-based literacy curriculum

  • Authors: Auld, Glenn, Djabibba, Lena, O'Mara, Joanna
  • Published: 2020

In this article we discuss ways teachers might think about extending school-based language practices with home-based language practices for multi-lingual young people. We use an example of middleyears aged young…

The use of telephone communication between nurse navigators and their patients

  • Authors: Heritage, B., Harvey, C., Brown, J., Hegney, D., Willis, E., Baldwin, A., Heard, D., McLellan, S., Clayton, V., Claes, J., Lang, M., Curnow, V.
  • Published: 2020

BACKGROUND: Hospitals and other health care providers frequently experience difficulties contacting patients and their carers who live remotely from the town where the health service is located. In 2016 Nurse…

Differences in stroke risk and cardiovascular mortality for Aboriginal and other Australian patients with atrial fibrillation

  • Authors: Nedkoff, Lee, Kelty, Erin A., Hung, Joseph, Thompson, Sandra C., Katzenellenbogen, Judith M.
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Published: 2020

Objectives To assess the risks of stroke and cardiovascular mortality for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians with atrial fibrillation. Design Retrospective data linkage cohort study. Setting, participants All people aged 20?84…

Developing the future rural nursing workforce: report on a nursing roundtable

  • Authors: Collett, Marjorie J., Fraser, Claire, Thompson, Sandra C.
  • Published: 2020

Background There are ongoing health workforce shortages in rural Australia with nurses a major component of the provision of health care. Training for nursing students in rural areas is one…

Hearing loss and speech understanding in noise in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from locations varying in remoteness and socio-educational advantage

  • Authors: Mealings, Kiri, Harkus, Samantha, Hwang, Jennifer, Fragoso, Jacinto, Chung, King, Dillon, Harvey
  • Published: 2020

Objective Otitis media resulting in conductive hearing loss is a major health issue for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, which can also lead to the child developing spatial processing…

The impact of hearing impairment on the life trajectories of Aboriginal children in remote Australia: Protocol for the Hearing Loss in Kids Project

  • Authors: Su, Jiunn-Yih, He, Vincent Yaofeng, Guthridge, Steven, Silburn, Sven
  • Published: 2020

Background: Previous studies have reported a high prevalence of chronic otitis media (OM) and hearing impairment (HI) in Aboriginal children in the Northern Territory (NT) of Australia. Children affected by…

Australia’s remote workfare policy: Rhetoric versus reality of ‘community’ empowerment

  • Author: Staines, Zoe
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
  • Published: 2020

In 1977, Jones (in Bryson and Mowbray, 1981: 255) described the term ?community? as ?the aerosol word of the 1970s because of the hopeful way it is sprayed over deteriorating…

All-cause mortality following low-dose aspirin treatment for patients with high cardiovascular risk in remote Australian Aboriginal communities: an observational study

  • Authors: Zhao, Yuejen, Jeyaraman, Kanakamani, Burgess, Paul, Connors, Christine, Guthridge, Steven, Maple-Brown, Louise, Falhammar, Henrik
  • Published: 2020

Objectives To evaluate the benefit and risk of low-dose acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) in patients from remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory, Australia.Design Retrospective cohort study using primary care and…

Primary health care for Aboriginal Australian women in remote communities after a pregnancy with hyperglycaemia

  • Authors: Wood, A., MacKay, D., Fitzsimmons, D., Derkenne, R., Kirkham, R., Boyle, J. A., Connors, C., Whitbread, C., Welsh, A., Brown, A., Shaw, J. E., Maple-Brown, L.
  • Published: 2020

BACKGROUND: Hyperglycaemia in pregnancy contributes to adverse outcomes for women and their children. The postpartum period is an opportune time to support women to reduce cardiometabolic and diabetes risk in…

All-cause mortality following low-dose aspirin treatment for patients with high cardiovascular risk in remote Australian Aboriginal communities: an observational study

  • Authors: Zhao, Yuejen, Jeyaraman, Kanakamani, Burgess, Paul, Connors, Christine, Guthridge, Steven, Maple-Brown, Louise, Falhammar, Henrik
  • Published: 2020

Objectives To evaluate the benefit and risk of low-dose acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) in patients from remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory, Australia.Design Retrospective cohort study using primary care and…

Setting the record straight: sexually transmissible infections and sexual abuse in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

  • Authors: Ward, James S., Hengel, Belinda, Ah Chee, Donna, Havnen, Olga, Boffa, John D.
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Published: 2020

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (hereafter respectfully referred to as Aboriginal people) living in remote communities often face the brunt of public scrutiny because of careless reporting on sensitive…

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